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  • Seniors' discounts should be scrapped, study suggests

    03/04/2015 6:57:45 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 66 replies
    CBC News ^ | March 4, 2015 | CBC News
    A new report is calling on municipal governments to scrap seniors' discounts. The study, called No Seniors' Specials: Financing Municipal Services in Aging Communities, was commissioned by the national think-tank Institute for Research on Public Policy. Economist Harry Kitchen Economist Harry Kitchen is the author of a recent study advising cities to get rid of seniors' discounts. (www.transportfutures.ca) Many municipalities in Canada give discounts to seniors based solely on their age. Those discounts for citizens aged 55 or older include lower bus fares, cheaper fitness classes and sometimes reduced property taxes. Harry Kitchen, the report's author, says a lot of...
  • Barney Frank Flips Out Over a Dollar (demands his senior discount)

    07/27/2010 11:29:12 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fool ^ | July 27, 2010 | JWF
    Good grief. If this clown is going to whine and moan over a dollar discount for senior citizens, maybe he should just do like other seniors and retire. Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank caused a scene when he demanded a $1 senior discount on his ferry fare to Fire Island's popular gay haunt, The Pines, last Friday. Frank was turned down by ticket clerks at the dock in Sayville because he didn't have the required Suffolk County Senior Citizens ID. A witness reports, "Frank made such a drama over the senior rate that I contemplated offering him the dollar to cool...
  • Woman Allegedly Sells Favors to Elderly

    08/03/2005 7:14:45 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 100 replies · 3,721+ views
    Excite News ^ | today | some guy
    NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) - Police charged a 19-year-old woman with selling sexual favors to two elderly men for $4 and $6 each. Stacy L. Kendall, 71-year-old William R. Claypool and 83-year-old Carmen A. Nocera were arrested just outside New Castle on Friday. Claypool paid Kendall $4 for a sexual favor and Nocera paid $6, police said. Shenango Township police Chief Allan Nocera said the arrests occurred during a police sweep of an area where residents recently had complained of drugs, sex trafficking and gunfire. Police on Monday filed misdemeanor charges of prostitution and solicitation against all three defendants. Kendall...
  • Woman Allegedly Sells Favors to Elderly

    08/02/2005 2:42:04 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 56 replies · 1,033+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 8/2/2005 | Yahoo News/AP
    Police charged a 19-year-old woman with selling sexual favors to two elderly men for $4 and $6 each. Stacy L. Kendall, 71-year-old William R. Claypool and 83-year-old Carmen A. Nocera were arrested just outside New Castle (PA) on Friday. Claypool paid Kendall $4 for a sexual favor and Nocera paid $6, police said. Shenango Township police Chief Allan Nocera said the arrests occurred during a police sweep of an area where residents recently had complained of drugs, sex trafficking and gunfire. Police on Monday filed misdemeanor charges of prostitution and solicitation against all three defendants. Kendall and Claypool didn't answer...