Monday, May 12, 2008

The Taxi Cartel and Their Government Enforcers

Government Crackdown on Good Samaritans II

MIAMI GARDENS, FL.--A man who said he thought he was just helping a woman in need is accused of running an illegal taxi service and Miami-Dade County's Consumer Services Department has slapped him with $2,000 worth of fines.

The 78-year-old said he was walking into a Winn-Dixie to get some groceries when he was approached by a woman who said she needed a ride. Rosco O'Neil told the woman if she was still there when he finished his shopping, he would give her a ride. She was, so he did. As it turned out, the woman was an undercover agent with the consumer services department targeting people providing illegal taxi services.

MP: Taxi Cartel membership has its privileges, doesn't it? See a related post here "Government Crackdown on Good Samaritans."

4 Comments:

At 5/12/2008 9:33 AM, Anonymous Is said...

You have got to be kidding. I can give a ride to whomever needs one whenever they need one if I would like. Undercover agent? Tax dollars at work. Give me a break.

 
At 5/12/2008 9:57 AM, Blogger randian said...

So if I gave somebody a ride home and they said "here's some money for gas" I'm running an illegal taxi service? Bah!

 
At 5/12/2008 10:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where there's smoke there's fire...

Good people just don't get arrested for no reason...

He must have been doing something wrong otherwise they wouldn't have noticed him...

 
At 5/16/2008 11:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No it's true. I accept medicaid (even though it doesn't cover costs, mostly because if I didn't folks would die).

The downside of accepting medicaid is that I am not allowed to write off charges to folks with no insurance.Giving away free care is considered "medicaid fraud" as medicaid is supposed to get the lowest price.

 

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