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Unions fight to stamp out ugliness

October 29, 2010

Buffalo, N.Y. Teachers Spend $9M in Taxpayer Cash in ’09 on Cosmetic Surgery – FoxNews.com.

Unions have officially taken the top-spot, surpassing the Federal Government, in my list of “who is most trying to ruin my country”.  First they don’t have to pay tolls, next they fire a guy for being proud of his son, and now, they bilk taxpayers for cosmetic surgery.  (thought I was gonna say boobs there didn’t you?)

Apparently, part of the teacher’s union contract for the Buffalo school district includes elective procedures for cosmetic surgery.  Things like chemical peels, skin treatments, and oh hell, why not, boob jobs.  They love it so much, they got $9 million worth of procedures in 2009 alone.  Must be some ugly teachers in Buffalo.

And they must be the only ugly people in Buffalo, because of the 500 procedures done in the district last year, 90% were by school employees or their dependents, for a total of, $18,000 per person.  I am required to make a retraction here – Teachers in Buffalo are not ugly, they are really ugly.

In defense of the costs:

The president of the Buffalo Teachers Federation said the union has agreed to give up the benefit in the next contract and said teachers may be simply rushing to use the benefit while they can.

This is the opposite of what Barbara Smith, the district’s CFO, claims the union said last spring:

Smith told the newspaper that the issue of the rider came up during the district’s budget talks last spring.

“We asked the unions to forgo the cosmetic surgery rider for one year, so we could use the money to reduce the number of layoffs,” she told the newspaper. “They weren’t interested.”

So let me get this straight, chemical peels are more important than union jobs?  With friends like union bosses, who needs evil greedy corporations?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. JustFacts permalink
    October 29, 2010 5:03 pm

    Now just wait a minute there. Remember, it’s all about the children. If you were my child, I wouldn’t want you to have to sit on the front row and look at no ugly teacher (emphasis on the grammar there). That could traumatize you for life. I mean, look how you might turn out.

    After all, these aren’t just ordinary boobs here. These are academic boobs. They have an image to “uphold.” Think about it. They have been against the grading system all these years. Now is there chance. They have an opportunity, just like the grading system, to make a statement. We won’t have any “A” boobs in our schools for people to look down on. We need to get them all to be “D” boobs, or maybe even “E.” We’ve got to get everyone equal.

    We really need to “support” our teachers in this. Our children will thank us.

    • October 29, 2010 5:17 pm

      Very witty, you ability to pun is second to none. Hey, that rhymed. =)

      • JustFacts permalink
        October 29, 2010 8:02 pm

        Words are our weapons, we write with great glea.
        For elections are coming, and the Liberals will see.

        That after next Tuesday, proud Americans we,
        Will take back our country, from heartland to sea.

      • October 29, 2010 9:18 pm

        You’re killing me, lol.

        Just kidding, nice little poem. =)

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