Snowblink..Bakery is in Indiana not Illinois, and it would seem that the equal protection clause was not quite equal in protecting the bakers 1st amendment rights.
 March 2, 2015 at 10:36am
Lets crunch some numbers
1. disabled wife most likely gets SSI which on average is 1165/month
2. He gets loss of wife duties under SSI and average is 335/month
3. Lets say he only makes 8/hour at 40 hours per week is 320/week
4. At his income he is in the 0 federal tax bracket, and probably pays very little state income tax
5. Wife gets free healthcare under SSI and her income is tax free
Together they pull in over 650/week and he says he can’t afford 43/week for gas?
I respect your position and you presented a reasonable position, so kudos, but I disagree...
My step-daughter is 31 years old with multiple health issues. She is on 100% disability and is on Medicare. Her total cash compensation is 610.00 per month becuase she's young. If she married a guy making 8.00 per hour they would be in near complete poverty.
I only offer this as a counter to point out that there may well be extenuating circumstances of which we are completely unaware. And medicare sometimes does not cover everything depending on the illness(s) and medicines so he might not be scamming anyone. As well becuase he works 35 miles from home it is possible he leaves the van home for his wife in case she needs it for her illness/disability.
 March 2, 2015 at 9:12am
He doesn’t pay them, so yes he rides for free, just like about 50% of American citizens who pay 0 in federal income taxes, and 100% of illegal aliens.