Teachers in Buffalo, New York got $9,000,000.00 worth of PLASTIC SURGERY paid for by New York taxpayers last year.
'Puter does not mind teachers that take pride in their appearance. However, to be crass, he does not want to pay for Miss Jones 38 DD store-bought titties.
And the union's excuse is emblematic of everything wrong with public sector unions today. "The teachers' union president says the union will give up the benefit in the next contract. He suspects teachers know the benefit will disappear and are using it while they can."
Translated from Unionese: "We're in business to screw taxpayers until we get caught, and we got caught here."
UPDATE: Gormogon Operative Bee Gee writes in:
A little speculative math:
Assuming your average face lift costs about $10,000, something like nine hundred Buffalo teachers got cosmetic surgery last year.
The weather in Buffalo might be cold, but I'm thinking the teachers must be hot enough to melt 24" rebar.
An excellent point, Loyal Operative. And 'Puter always appreciates extra math help. Czar told 'Puter there would be no math, but Czar was playing a mean trick.