Friday, December 21, 2007
As a resident of Montgomery County, I think the riding free for seniors and disabled on the metro system is absolutely fantastic! I volunteer as a Compeer for someone who is disabled. It blows my mind the things they have to pay for on their limited incomes that those people making 10 times more get reimbursed for….subsidized metro fairs, paid parking, reduced rates on doctor appointments because we have insurance, while the doctors charge those without insurance the full price (often double what we pay). I admire my friend so much. She takes responsibility for all these expenses and pays for them by buying second hand clothes and eating meals that are cheap. I will never complain about what I don’t have again. And it is so wonderful to be a citizen in a compassionate, caring county that helps those in need, not those in want!