Maximus..I have two grandsons who will never darken the door of a sexist, feminized, public school. Single sex education would be my choice. McCallie here we come...
That does solve all of these problems....for us...
rickarroo....since you think it is a step in the right direction, you and the teachers should volunteer to go on Obamacare. That would show your support for your messiah and make an example for the rest of us.
Of course, like unions, teachers, large corporations, and others that got a pass, you want your cake and to hell with everyone else.
Why Obamacare was "misdesigned" was to make employers and individuals so mad that they would turn to single payer. If that is what you libs wanted, why didn't you ask for it all along? I know, you knew it would never pass until everyone was pissed off.
When the dems argued that "30 million were uninsured," the Republicans should have said, ok, let's just put them on medicaid. That would have cost just a few billion and problem solved.
Obamacare was designed poorly to usher in single payer. That would be a much bigger disaster.
What the instructor did was stupid, what the girls parents did in letting her shoot that weapon in the first place was stupid, and letting a 9 year old shoot at all was stupid.
When training my son to carry a gun, he went hunting with me for 5 years carrying an unloaded gun before I let him shoot at 13 years old.
Stupidity is not rare in any endeavor. Pam Sohn and the liberals who write on this site prove that every day. The problem is that this stupid act was no more stupid than DUI's, falling off a ladder, texting while driving, or any other damn thing that can kill you. The only good thing about this stupid thing was that the people involved, the instructor, the girl, and the families were the only ones affected. At least they didn't kill an innocent.
Using this rare occurrence of this type of gun stupidity to push an anti-gun agenda is par for the course for you dishonest liberals.
Bennett,...an empty box? We are talking about insurance. That box contains no copay, $5 prescriptions, low deductible, dental (which almost no private plan covers) and only $100 per month from the teachers (up from $25 per month). This is better than 90% of private plans.
Obamacare for the same coverage would be $328 per month for the individual with a $5000 deductible.
The problem is that these liberal organizations like the NEA, TEA, and HCEA all supported Obamacare. That is no surprise because they never dreamed it would affect their great plans. They didn't mind the rest of us having crap insurance as long as they had their great plan. This is the same thing the other unions are screaming about. Be careful what you support.
This idea that the teacher's box is empty is so far from reality you wonder if Bennett is drawing his pictures from Colorado.
As far as losing "good" teachers, if they think they can have a better deal somewhere else, more power to them. Like everyone else, they don't have to work for Hamilton County. Good riddance....
When someone move to Canada because of low regulation and lower taxes...you really need to do some soul searching.
What do you expect with a corporate tax rate of 35%!!!!
The truth hurts...
I am just curious if any of you read Cook's insulting article.
If I was on the school board, I would have only paid for the employee and not the family. That makes it clean.
If you don't like it..Obamacare is still out there....you know you love it.
Gameon...My father was a teacher and coach for 30 years. I grew up with it. My dad was a good man, but by 6:00 pm every day he was at home with his family sitting in his easy chair relaxing. It is not a hard job and you guys know it. It is sad that you think that other people don't work just as hard or harder.
I apologize if I was a little too critical of teachers but Cook's article about how we should worship teachers and "thank" them all the time pissed me off. As I said, their paychecks and benefits are enough thanks. This need to be thanked all the time is strange to me.
Also, I own a business. My day starts at 6:00 am and sometimes ends at 12:00 midnight. I also have to travel and was away from my family quite a bit to make a living. For that sacrifice I got something that was important to me...freedom and independence. I MADE THAT CHOICE SO GOOD OR BAD, IT IS MY FAULT.
Now I pay 20 people a wage that is twice the average wage of VW and their insurance to boot. Not because I have to, but because it is immoral to not to pay a living wage.
I also pay a lot of taxes in my business that support teachers. Without businesses there would be little need to educate or "train" these kids. I also know that without the employee there would be no businesses. The difference is that I found a way to create wealth for the me, my family, my employees, and by paying taxes that would not exist without the business, the country.
The difference is that I don't think I am superior to a teacher. I don't think my contribution is a "calling" that deserves everyone else to thank me all the time. I am sick and tired of government employees raising themselves above the rest of the public sector people. Teachers don't need to be thanked or saluted any more than any one else.
Just like any other endeavor, if you think you are unappreciated, underpaid, or under thanked, you can always find another job. That is what happens in the private sector all the time. Welcome to the real world.
By the way, your the only one I am sorry is mad at me. Rickaroo, inquiringmind, Gaussianinterger, and you can fill in the blank with any other loonie lefties on this page, I could care less what they think.
Oh my gosh,....I think I will take an hour and check all my grammar and syntax...spelling....Nah, who cares...
None of you people is worth one more key stroke..
Gaussianinterger....By the way, I "googled" the definition of "Cadillac" insurance plan and the definitions were all over the board. In my book, teachers paying no copay, $5 prescriptions, low deductibles, and paying $25 per month is about as good as it gets.
If teachers are as saintly as Cook says, why don't they want to contribute more themselves to help the children have more resources. That's right...they are selfish.