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


    “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


    You are confusing the USA with other countries. Most teachers pay is low for the work they do.
    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


    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.

  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.
    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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