Frazz by Jef Mallett

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  1. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 1 year ago

    And she could get a free eye exam and new glasses every two years, if she chose to…Teachers don’t make a lot of money, but they do have good health care programs…Well, at least they used to….

  2. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Varnes

    “Used to” being the key words. My friends who are still teaching have seen benefits cut but the costs still rising (I remember when a doctor’s appointment co-pay was $5 a visit back in the 90’s.) I actually get better vision and dental as part of my union benefits than I do on my job benefits (the union spans several sectors whereas my job benefits are based on the number of people who actually work there – the more people involved, the less each has to pay).

  3. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    With her seniority under a union contract, she should be raking it in.

  4. kingstonave

    kingstonave said, about 1 year ago

    If by “raking it in” you mean making a living wage.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @pschearer

    You are confusing the USA with other countries. Most teachers pay is low for the work they do.
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    Cigs are expensive. They need a better lobbying group.

  6. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 1 year ago

    emjaycee: Which is why Canada gets superior health care for less cost than the US – it includes every one.

  7. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    POLITICS”, on Calvin and Hobbes? What is the world coming to?

  8. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Ooooops! Sorry, "on FRAZ’, that should have been. But, then again, considering all the negativity about “politics” in comments in general . . . !

  9. treesareus

    treesareus said, about 1 year ago

    @hippogriff

    Canadians often come to the US for their health care needs because of the wait and low skill level of the medical community.

  10. bagbalm

    bagbalm said, about 1 year ago

    The unions have so much nerve, it wouldn’t surprise me if they demanded subsidized cigarettes as a benefit. They could point out it saves money in the long run.

  11. Chem Gal

    Chem Gal said, about 1 year ago

    As a teacher myself, I can say that the amount I’m allotted on my health care for glasses will only pay for about 1/4 of a pair of glasses at most optical dispensers. I do know people in other jurisdictions that have slightly better eye wear coverage, though.

  12. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, about 1 year ago

    I read just last night that in New York City, just the TAXES on a single pack of cigarettes is almost $6.50. Add to that the actual cost of the tobacco and I wonder how anyone can afford to smoke.

  13. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 1 year ago

    It’s been a trend for people to grow their own tobacco. While I’ll never support smoking, there are two big advantages to that: 1. the lack of hundreds of chemicals to get the person hooked, 2. since they have to roll their own, they can’t chain smoke the same number of cigarettes.
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  14. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 1 year ago

    re: singlespeed

    all depends on where you are at in the U.S. In our major cities, the medical care is often very poor. This is a particular problem in California with 13 million Mexican Nationals that pay nothing into the system an thus have bankrupted hospitals and clinics. In smaller cities, it can be very good.
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    The U.S. does not have the 20% casualty rate of Canada or the 13% casualty rate of the UK from lack of treatment, where common conditions would be treated anywhere but western Europe or Cuba.

  15. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, about 1 year ago

    I see now Frazz.

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