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Teachers union wants tax-funded Viagra | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 114 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Aug 6, 2010, titled Teachers union wants tax-funded Viagra | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

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.

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O A S 1

Since: Sep 09

Key West, Florida

#84 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.
Its the neighborhood period. You could pay each teacer a Million Dollars a year and the neighborhood would not change.
O A S 1

Since: Sep 09

Key West, Florida

#85 Aug 6, 2010
Kill White Babies wrote:
Does ANYONE need any further proof that the vast majority of unions are out of control, ANYONE?
Manufacturers can move to non union states, school can't. NEA is one of the most dangerous organizations in the United States.
sulee

Columbus, OH

#86 Aug 6, 2010
They want it so they can screw the taxpayers!
sorta remember when

Bellefontaine, OH

#87 Aug 6, 2010
so you know wrote:
A month's supply of viagra is just 6 pills. One every five days.
Wait a minute....THAT'S a HECK of a LOT more than my wife did for me......Oh wait a minute....THAT'S WHY SHE'S THE "EX".........
the truth

Bolivar, MO

#88 Aug 6, 2010
Get rid of these losers in the unions and like a good dem they need help to do something they love to screw the public.

Fargin Bastages

“This is fargin war!”

Since: Apr 10

Lewis Center, OH

#89 Aug 6, 2010
Hey, don't blame the teachers or the teachers union.

Blame the mindless taxpayers that continually vote YES on all school levy's while saying "it's for the children."

You want this stuff to stop? Vote NO on your next school levy!
Don

United States

#90 Aug 6, 2010
Big Johnson wrote:
How is it 'taxpayer-funded'? Don't they have insurance? If they do, the school board has no business deciding which drugs are included. I bet their insurance covers Viagra
Who do you think pays for their salary and benefits? The taxpayers, genius.

Since: Mar 10

Columbus, OH

#91 Aug 6, 2010
Ok, I don't have the knee-jerk revulsion to unions like a lot of posters here, but even for me, this whole concept is ridiculous! I'm thinking, though, that even if insurance doesn't pick it up, and the guys have to buy it with their "own" money, it's still tax-payer funded, since that's where their salaries come from.
Brad in Columbus

Hilliard, OH

#92 Aug 6, 2010
this is cosmetic pills and not a real ailment
It is a right

Bowling Green, OH

#93 Aug 6, 2010
It is a constitutional right to get a boner, isn't it?
Lucky Luke

Perkasie, PA

#94 Aug 6, 2010
People are so unfeeling. Some poor science teacher finally finds a 15-year old girl who will do 'anything' for an A and you are telling him he can't have his little blue buddy paid for by the taxpayers? The cost is minimal, only pennies a day for the taxpayers. But the benefits, they go on and on.
GET A JOB

Chillicothe, OH

#95 Aug 6, 2010
If they get viagara back,then they can say their hard up.
JustBCause

San Mateo, CA

#96 Aug 6, 2010
If you know the difference between their, there, and they're you should thank a teacher!
Safe Driver

United States

#97 Aug 6, 2010
Had enough wrote:
<quoted text>Yes Coben, I AM jealous of teachers and their cozy job situation. I have to work hard for a living and I don't get anything close to the benefits the teachers get. I get all of three weeks off a year for vacation whereas teachers have to do 180 days a year with 185 off. And don't give me this nonsense about 30 kids per classroom...hell, if they have 20 in a classroom it is unusaul.......and then they often have "teaching assistants" so they won't be overburdened. You are damned right I am jealous....I have to work for a living to support my family........unlike teachers. So Coben, I suspect you are one of the undereducated, overpaid teachers I am upset about--ones that can't be fired for doing a lousy job and who put in their 30 years, retire at 53 and suck at the public tit for the rest of their lives. Get a life COBEN!
Sounds like you're angry because you made the wrong career choice. Good thing you didn't become a teacher with the type of attitude you have.
Tired of This

Dallas, TX

#98 Aug 6, 2010
I am a public school teacher who has no option but to belong to the teacher's union because it is a fair share shop. I agree there are bad teachers out there who need to go, as in any other job. I work two jobs to cover my expenses. My insurance went up 18% a month. I am on the clock for 7.5 hours a day during the school year along with 2 extra hours per day for meetings, planning, grading, and other school related issues. Yes holidays are a perk to my job; however in my 16 years of teaching I have yet to have a summer where I wasn't working a second job to make ends meet or taking classes to renew my license. Tired of all the teacher bashing on these forums. (Just a note - I think the Viagra demand is ridiculous.)
megan

Dublin, OH

#99 Aug 6, 2010
Tired of This wrote:
I am a public school teacher who has no option but to belong to the teacher's union because it is a fair share shop. I agree there are bad teachers out there who need to go, as in any other job. I work two jobs to cover my expenses. My insurance went up 18% a month. I am on the clock for 7.5 hours a day during the school year along with 2 extra hours per day for meetings, planning, grading, and other school related issues. Yes holidays are a perk to my job; however in my 16 years of teaching I have yet to have a summer where I wasn't working a second job to make ends meet or taking classes to renew my license. Tired of all the teacher bashing on these forums.(Just a note - I think the Viagra demand is ridiculous.)
Most people are on the clock at least 8 hours a day. Many stay on after five. My brother-in-law practically lives at work because he is on call so much. Then he's called back in all the time to handle crises (power outages). There's not enough bashing because those taxes and levies keep passing. And most of that money goes to pay salaries of school employees. The worst of it is not that schools don't educate. It's that they indoctrinate. Our child's school parasites used their Gifted Class to brainwash the so-called gifted children and lied about what they were doing. Government schools are evil.
mycroft6

United States

#101 Aug 7, 2010
They need it so they can have sex with their students.
Buckwheat

Columbus, OH

#102 Aug 7, 2010
Typical Union manure.

Since: Jul 10

Hilliard, OH

#104 Aug 13, 2010
Had enough wrote:
<quoted text>Yes Coben, I AM jealous of teachers and their cozy job situation. I have to work hard for a living and I don't get anything close to the benefits the teachers get. I get all of three weeks off a year for vacation whereas teachers have to do 180 days a year with 185 off. And don't give me this nonsense about 30 kids per classroom...hell, if they have 20 in a classroom it is unusaul.......and then they often have "teaching assistants" so they won't be overburdened. You are damned right I am jealous....I have to work for a living to support my family........unlike teachers. So Coben, I suspect you are one of the undereducated, overpaid teachers I am upset about--ones that can't be fired for doing a lousy job and who put in their 30 years, retire at 53 and suck at the public tit for the rest of their lives. Get a life COBEN!
Hey....sorry about your crappy life. Maybe if you'd had better teachers you wouldn't be the miserable wage slave you obviously are. Just because your job and your life suck doesn't mean that your childrens' lives should, too. Some teachers are lousy, some are inspirational, just like any other profession. And spare me the "overpaid" nonsense. You have no idea what goes into planning a lesson, designing a curriculum, and the worst....dealing with parents. You are right about one thing...it IS too hard to fire lousy teachers, and the public has every right to be outraged about that (most of the good teachers I have worked with agree and are embarrassed by the situation).
Oscar

Germany

#108 Aug 13, 2012
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