Teachers union wants tax-funded Viagra | The Columbus Dispatch

With the district in a financial crisis and hundreds of its members facing layoffs, the Milwaukee teachers union is taking a peculiar stand: fighting to get its taxpayer-funded Viagra back. Full Story
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Kill White Babies

Columbus, OH

#1 Aug 6, 2010
Does ANYONE need any further proof that the vast majority of unions are out of control, ANYONE?

Since: Nov 09

Kenton, OH

#2 Aug 6, 2010
Sex is not recreation. It's healthy, and not that much friggin' money. Teachers are drastically underpaid as it is. Look for low paid teachers and you'll find neighborhoods with high crime rates.
Publius

Rutland, OH

#3 Aug 6, 2010
It's always "all about the kids" with these teachers' unions.
Sage

Chillicothe, OH

#4 Aug 6, 2010
And, we wonder why we had to have a bailout for teachers?
GOP

San Francisco, CA

#5 Aug 6, 2010
Sex? Sex? Work of the devil. How dare these people want their employers to fund medications to let people act like normal human beings.

More tyranny.
PSL_Holder

Powell, OH

#6 Aug 6, 2010
Some teachers are underpaid, some are drastically overpaid. Until they pay based on what they do, instead of how long they've been doing it they will always have the problem.
Our health insurance quote just came back at a 35% increase (nice job with the new health care plan that really helped) for next year. So adjustments will be made to our plan too (deductibles, prescription co-pays, etc).
If the teachers want Viagra included, then do what you have to do - pay for it.
Exegesis

Westerville, OH

#8 Aug 6, 2010
Those of you who are always moaning about teachers' unions, because your right-wing churches have made teachers' unions (and education in general) their enemy, should realize that rich special interests are in control of this country (which is not in your best interest) and that unions are the only defense we have against rapacious corporations. You would be better off yourself if you would go join one....
husbands need fixed

Lewis Center, OH

#9 Aug 6, 2010
Maybe take a look at the female teachers who have sex with male students. Perhaps their union excluded viagra and the teachers' husbands could not get it, so the teachers had to look somewhere else to satisfy needs.
Mr Ed

Columbus, OH

#10 Aug 6, 2010
Teachers unions have been putting it to taxpayers for years...it is the one thing they are already good at...they do not need to make it harder and last longer
Mr Progressive

United States

#11 Aug 6, 2010
The unions want the little blue pill to better bend you over by as if the last few decades haven't been enough of the union weenie forcibly inserted into our wallets. Typical of the filthy progressives to demand another bennie from the taxpayers.

The unions are demanding a trainload of blue pills for bailing out Chicago, Newark NJ, Philadelphia, Baltimore MD, and Oakland. The top poverty-villes for decades run by progresssive filth right into the ground. The union filth is planning on starting the International Brotherhood of BOHICA. Bend over! Here It Comes Again.
Moronh8r from Westerville

Dublin, OH

#12 Aug 6, 2010
Sc**w you! Oh, wait a minute, that would take Viagra for some of you teachers. Sorry!
Phil

Columbus, OH

#13 Aug 6, 2010
thejimnasium wrote:
Sex is not recreation. It's healthy, and not that much friggin' money. Teachers are drastically underpaid as it is. Look for low paid teachers and you'll find neighborhoods with high crime rates.
Better yet, look for out of control kids with absent parents and you'll find neighborhoods with high crime rates...
George

Columbus, OH

#15 Aug 6, 2010
Well, that's one way of "sticking it" to us. No other government health care program cover it, so why should the teachers union?
CRT

Columbus, OH

#16 Aug 6, 2010
to give viagra or not..............what a HARD choice. UNIONS SUCK.
Progress

Columbus, OH

#17 Aug 6, 2010
I guess it's ok for them to want this, they just shouldn't be given this. Ridiculous.
Phil

Columbus, OH

#18 Aug 6, 2010
Yeah, give em Viagra so they won't roll out of the bed at night..
Mark

Grove City, OH

#19 Aug 6, 2010
Do we really want people in unions to breed?
Ohio Born

Jackson, OH

#20 Aug 6, 2010
I say let them have any drug they want---as long as they pay the full price for their insurance and not the poor taxpayers!

“Defecting to Mexico”

Since: Sep 09

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#21 Aug 6, 2010
The teacher's union is going to face some pretty stiff opposition on this one. Opposition leaders will probably protest by pitching tents outside the union hall. They'll need to sit down and erect a bonafide plan that will benefit both parties. It's going to be hard, but anything worth doing usually is. They have to wack away at their differences and come to a mutual agreement. It'll be a real pain in the arse, but I for one, think they can do it.
Hugh Heffner

Columbus, OH

#22 Aug 6, 2010
I'm all for it! What am I for again?

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