Teachers Viagra: Union asks to reinstate Viagra coverage in Milwauk...

There are 59 comments on the Fox6 story from Aug 6, 2010, titled Teachers Viagra: Union asks to reinstate Viagra coverage in Milwauk.... In it, Fox6 reports that:

Should taxpayers foot the bill for Viagra? That's what the Milwaukee Teachers Union is asking for, as it tries to reinstate Viagra coverage in teachers' insurance.

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Jimmy

Milwaukee, WI

#28 Aug 8, 2010
MPS Teacher wrote:
This will be the last I say here. I don't how or why some of you are so blind to the truth or what I have said. After I said I have a Master's degree I said "so what". Which means I don't think that fact holds any significance so I guess Jimmy missed the point on that. I never said it means I am dedicated.
I find work all summer to make ends meet. Not complaining, just stating a fact. I agree, the pension is a great thing. However, I did not complain about my job. I restate, "I love my job".
So Ben, are you saying I, as a teacher, can't do math, English, science, and that is why I teach it? That is the dumbest thing I ever heard. I think that old saying you are quoting is meant for a different situation. Like someone who can no longer mountain climb or surf has to now settle for teaching others. If I didn't know math or couldn't read I would not be able to teach others to do these things.
I am not crying about anything, I love my job and think I get a fair wage to do it. You must be pretty ignorant to think all city kids become gang members.
Finally, I still don't think we need the viagra added to our health plan, so I guess Ben agrees with me on this point.
It amazes me how many people seem to hate teachers. I feel we are in a good situation as far as pay and benefits go. I would be willing to pay even more for heath care to save money and jobs. Most of my peers feel the same way.
"I would be willing to pay even more for heath care to save money and jobs. Most of my peers feel the same way."

I respect you for this comment. Too bad your union does not feel the same way. They had a chance to save the jobs that will be lost by changing health plans, but the union decided to hold out and wait for the next "stimulus" bill that was passed by the House that will help save these jobs.
Milw Dude

Milwaukee, WI

#29 Aug 8, 2010
Why are "we" providing meals for these kids anyway?
Since when am "I" Through taxes) responsible for feeding other parnets kids? mmmmmmmm sounds like the same crap coming out of DC. Socialism.
gary williams

United States

#30 Aug 9, 2010
just one more way to screw the taxpayers
gary williams

United States

#31 Aug 9, 2010
just another way to screw the taxpayers
BeWarned

Kewaunee, WI

#32 Aug 10, 2010
When it comes to teacher's demands, it is all about maintaining the flow, so they have a continuous supply of kids, to justify their jobs. Afterall, if it is supposedly the school's job to feed the kids now, entitlements are the new-normal. People can feed their own kids, or just don't have them, if you can't afford so many. Let the teachers buy their own Viagra. The teacher's union has become way too strong and demanding and needs to be 'taught' a major lesson, when it comes to greed. The Gravy Train needs to end.
brendaguardiola

United States

#33 Aug 10, 2010
Viagra? if men want it they can pay for it ! the tax payers should not foot the bill for any one.you want sexual pleasure you pay fpr it .IT'S not likeheart,blood pressure pill,that are nessasary to live .Show me med. proof it's mediacly nessasry!!!
sourpuss

Kewaunee, WI

#34 Aug 10, 2010
I wonder if we "needs to axe where people learnt to spell that post here?" Too bad they only kept a chair warm in school, while waiting for their next 'free meal'.
Jim

Jackson, WI

#36 Aug 11, 2010
Can any of you teachers or other public employees
tell me why you think you deserve benefits no
private employer would provide? You don't!
All public employee benefits should be comparable
to those given by the private sector employers.
This is why most states, especially liberal ones,
and government at all levels are going bankrupt!
Wake up America

Madison, IN

#37 Aug 11, 2010
26 Billion to help the Unions with the Teachers!
What a scam by Pelosi! Give more money to Unions to filter into elections!

Most corrupt Hose and Senate ive seen in 40 years!
rED

Milwaukee, WI

#38 Aug 11, 2010
Jim wrote:
Can any of you teachers or other public employees
tell me why you think you deserve benefits no
private employer would provide? You don't!
All public employee benefits should be comparable
to those given by the private sector employers.
This is why most states, especially liberal ones,
and government at all levels are going bankrupt!
Don't forget the higher wages ... public sector employees make more money with 100% job security ...
sick of the whining

Milwaukee, WI

#39 Aug 12, 2010
rED wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't forget the higher wages ... public sector employees make more money with 100% job security ...
Yep, they have it so good. That is why rEd and Jim must be public sector employees. They would have to be idiots not to be. Teachers and cops and fire fighters. Rich, lazy, spoiled...

Wouldn't want to save a teacher's job, then you might not be able to give those bank executives their goverment sponsored bonuses.
Citizen

Milwaukee, WI

#40 Aug 12, 2010
MPS Teacher wrote:
First of all to Bob the idiot: MPS Teachers already have a deductible AND a co-pay for their medical insurance.
To all the other idiots. If we teachers have it so good why aren't you one. Oh, because you don't have the intelligence or patience to work with the ever-increasing challenged student population of a large city.
If you want reading and test scores to go up we need cooperation and REAL SUPPORT from the families.
I'm sure Bob there wants the school district to do everything for his kid from feed them 3 meals to provide health care.
Back to the original question: Though I could benefit from the drug, I don't find it necessary and it should not be included.
Actually, I just told my husband that I'm going back to school to be an MPS teacher. Gone are the days where people become teachers to help kids. It's because of the awesome benefit packages you offer. That I PAY FOR! Don't lie - you know that's why you took the job. I know a few MPS teachers – 3rd generation. They are NOT the teachers I had growing up. It was a rarity that a teacher would be out sick. It was called dedication. Now I often hear “I took a mental health day today…” WHAT?? These kids depend on you. No wonder they can’t read. Someone needs to fire everyone at Central Office and start over. I would loose my house before I send my child to another MPS school!
MPS Teacher

Milwaukee, WI

#42 Aug 12, 2010
Citizen:
THEN DO IT!! Get hired and be a teacher. Then you too can put up with all the negative comments when you do your job EVERY DAY. I have not missed a day the last 3 years. I have missed a total of 7 days in 15 years and this includes having 3 children born during the school year. How many days were you out sick last year? Do you even work?

The MPS school I work at is one of the best schools in the city. We have suburban kids on our waiting list. The 5 year old students in my school all learn how to read, all 50 of them. Stop generalizing you narrow minded hater.

Do you honestly think the teachers in other districts are better. THEY DO HAVE BETTER BENEFITS AND PAY!! We all went to the same colleges, and except for a few bad apples, we are all there for the right reason.

I sure the hell don't need you to tell me my students depend on me. Who depends on you? I will form an appropriate, positive, relationship with about 100 kids this school year. They will have positive memories of me and my class for the rest of their lives. They will ALL learn and grow socially and mentally.

I WILL NOT APOLOGIZE FOR MY HEALTH CARE!! I EARN EVERYTHING I HAVE.
Mike Cefalu

United States

#43 Aug 13, 2010
Oh....

This is abosulte insanity ! Why should I pay for some sodomite who wants to poke his sodomite queer in ...? You people are off yr rocker.( Lev. 18:22 ) Thou shalt not lie with man kind as with woman kind, it is an ABOMINATION. Also, I'f this is for heterosexual men, as I assume it is as well. Ever stop and think for a second, that God put a time table on sex for a reason ? I'f your erectile dies, bury it, I'm not paying for your boner and you get no sympathy from me. Hope all you die of terminal boner crash.
Mike Cefalu

United States

#44 Aug 13, 2010
Yeah, and thats the rest of the story butt dewrinklers.
casual observer

Milwaukee, WI

#45 Aug 13, 2010
Mike Cefalu wrote:
Yeah, and thats the rest of the story butt dewrinklers.
I wonder if Mike there likes Ozzy. I think he has spent a little too much time on the crazy train.
Dude, where and when did this become a discussion about homosexuality? What a bigot you are! Live and let live. Whay hate someone because they are different from you?
rED

Milwaukee, WI

#46 Aug 13, 2010
sick of the whining wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep, they have it so good. That is why rEd and Jim must be public sector employees. They would have to be idiots not to be. Teachers and cops and fire fighters. Rich, lazy, spoiled...
Wouldn't want to save a teacher's job, then you might not be able to give those bank executives their goverment sponsored bonuses.
Hey, stop the whining! LOL I never said ANYTHING about cops or fire fighters. The ones I know work 12 months a year with vacation. I never said you were rich or lazy. Most public sector employees make less money, have BS health insurance plans and by NO MEANS have a pension plan.

And you know what .... I agree with you ... ARGG!! F*ck the bank executives and their GOVT. sponsored bonuses! Let those incompetent executives feel what the rest of us slobs have been feeling now for many years.
rED

Milwaukee, WI

#47 Aug 13, 2010
MPS Teacher wrote:
Citizen:
THEN DO IT!! Get hired and be a teacher. Then you too can put up with all the negative comments when you do your job EVERY DAY. I have not missed a day the last 3 years. I have missed a total of 7 days in 15 years and this includes having 3 children born during the school year. How many days were you out sick last year? Do you even work?
The MPS school I work at is one of the best schools in the city. We have suburban kids on our waiting list. The 5 year old students in my school all learn how to read, all 50 of them. Stop generalizing you narrow minded hater.
Do you honestly think the teachers in other districts are better. THEY DO HAVE BETTER BENEFITS AND PAY!! We all went to the same colleges, and except for a few bad apples, we are all there for the right reason.
I sure the hell don't need you to tell me my students depend on me. Who depends on you? I will form an appropriate, positive, relationship with about 100 kids this school year. They will have positive memories of me and my class for the rest of their lives. They will ALL learn and grow socially and mentally.
I WILL NOT APOLOGIZE FOR MY HEALTH CARE!! I EARN EVERYTHING I HAVE.
Relax ... you do not earn your healthcare when you look at what the private sector has, with no job security and no pensions ... why dont you save for your own retirement like the rest of us slobs have to ...
Adrien

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