Re: Well, Maybe if the Doctor’s Office Was in the Mall….
A small but annoying point. This is a link to a Rhode Island craigslist posting which reads:
I wonder how many people go and get the free monthly bus passes with their medical assistance card and turn around and sell them???? In the past few days I’ve noticed people selling them on here….kinda makes you wonder.
He or she is correct. While browsing through craigslist postings under the “General” category a couple of weeks ago, I was a little surprised to come across someone who had posted a “January bus pass” for sale.
And here is a posting for four February bus passes. The location is Providence, RI. It is not clear if the $25 price is each or takes all four.
Do bus passes have pictures of the pass holder? If not, perhaps it is time. Selling tax payer funded bus passes is in the same category as selling food stamps. These services are available for people who really need them. They are not intended as a round-about way to provide casual spending money.
And if they are, we can just dispense with a good deal of effort and harrumph, cut out the middle man – the Division of Taxation – and leave those dollars in the pockets of tax payers to casually spend.