Pensioners' fury at calls to scrap passes

Daily Echo: Pensioners' fury at calls to scrap passes Pensioners' fury at calls to scrap passes

MANY Echo readers have reacted angrily to the suggestion pensioners are freeloading or to blame for bus routes being axed.

Elizabeth King, an 81-year-old retired civil servant from Winchester, said she and her friends, who meet up for weekly line dancing classes, were “spitting feathers” when they read the letters.

Mrs King, of Hubert Road, St Cross, said: “Do pensioners add to the cost of running the buses?

“A bus service needs to be run where possible. Why stop pensioners using the empty seats to help them enjoy their wellearned retirement?

“Getting us out and about must help the local economy.

“Taking away the bus passes would have the effect of confining many old people to their homes, resulting in a lonely and solitary way of life.”

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1:12pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Northamboy says...

Does this really deserve three entries on the Echos website?

Leave the pensioners alone Echo you would do well to remember we all with luck get old enough to have a bus pass.
Does this really deserve three entries on the Echos website? Leave the pensioners alone Echo you would do well to remember we all with luck get old enough to have a bus pass. Northamboy
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2:09pm Sat 10 Nov 12

loosehead says...

here's a question for her! a bus full of OAP's with bus passes how much in revenue does the bus company take?
only the same amount if the bus was only a third full could you continue to run a business on only a third of your income?
soon you'll be crying as there's no busses
here's a question for her! a bus full of OAP's with bus passes how much in revenue does the bus company take? only the same amount if the bus was only a third full could you continue to run a business on only a third of your income? soon you'll be crying as there's no busses loosehead
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2:36pm Sat 10 Nov 12

bazzeroz says...

Northamboy wrote:
Does this really deserve three entries on the Echos website?

Leave the pensioners alone Echo you would do well to remember we all with luck get old enough to have a bus pass.
T.osser
[quote][p][bold]Northamboy[/bold] wrote: Does this really deserve three entries on the Echos website? Leave the pensioners alone Echo you would do well to remember we all with luck get old enough to have a bus pass.[/p][/quote]T.osser bazzeroz
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2:42pm Sat 10 Nov 12

bigal007 says...

i am 38 i have very bad legs i can not drive as to my meds for my legs if they take away the bus pass it would be very bad for me it would mean four walls day in day out may be it should be means tested

this is my only way i can get out !!

dont take it away !!
i am 38 i have very bad legs i can not drive as to my meds for my legs if they take away the bus pass it would be very bad for me it would mean four walls day in day out may be it should be means tested this is my only way i can get out !! dont take it away !! bigal007
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8:45pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Northamboy says...

bazzeroz wrote:
Northamboy wrote:
Does this really deserve three entries on the Echos website?

Leave the pensioners alone Echo you would do well to remember we all with luck get old enough to have a bus pass.
T.osser
Haha just what I expected from you.
[quote][p][bold]bazzeroz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Northamboy[/bold] wrote: Does this really deserve three entries on the Echos website? Leave the pensioners alone Echo you would do well to remember we all with luck get old enough to have a bus pass.[/p][/quote]T.osser[/p][/quote]Haha just what I expected from you. Northamboy
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9:04pm Sat 10 Nov 12

loosehead says...

bigal007 wrote:
i am 38 i have very bad legs i can not drive as to my meds for my legs if they take away the bus pass it would be very bad for me it would mean four walls day in day out may be it should be means tested

this is my only way i can get out !!

dont take it away !!
I've suggested looking at how much a pensioners pension is before giving a bus pass would you agree?
[quote][p][bold]bigal007[/bold] wrote: i am 38 i have very bad legs i can not drive as to my meds for my legs if they take away the bus pass it would be very bad for me it would mean four walls day in day out may be it should be means tested this is my only way i can get out !! dont take it away !![/p][/quote]I've suggested looking at how much a pensioners pension is before giving a bus pass would you agree? loosehead
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1:36pm Sun 11 Nov 12

bigal007 says...

loosehead wrote:
bigal007 wrote:
i am 38 i have very bad legs i can not drive as to my meds for my legs if they take away the bus pass it would be very bad for me it would mean four walls day in day out may be it should be means tested

this is my only way i can get out !!

dont take it away !!
I've suggested looking at how much a pensioners pension is before giving a bus pass would you agree?
ye that would be good
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigal007[/bold] wrote: i am 38 i have very bad legs i can not drive as to my meds for my legs if they take away the bus pass it would be very bad for me it would mean four walls day in day out may be it should be means tested this is my only way i can get out !! dont take it away !![/p][/quote]I've suggested looking at how much a pensioners pension is before giving a bus pass would you agree?[/p][/quote]ye that would be good bigal007
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