Gaussianinterger....Just to show you that your track record of being wrong all the time is intact...
According to Education Next from BLS data..."We estimate from these data that the national average of annual employer insurance costs in 2012 was $8,559 for K–12 teachers, and $6,803 for private-sector professionals. The difference between the figures has increased since 2004. Annual employer insurance costs for K–12 teachers rose 67 percent, compared to 49 percent for private professionals. The gap between employer costs was just 12 percent in 2004 but rose to 26 percent by 2012."
I would say that most of those plans are "Cadillac" compared to most private plans.
You were saying....
allahisapissant...yea, yea...I am guilty of a typo...big deal. This stuff is so important, maybe I should hire an editor to catch my mistakes..like Cook. Did I spell "piss ant" correctly? I hope so..
Teabagmocker...you ought to "google" the definition before you use words over 4 letters. The only ad hominem comment made in these posts were from you.
Are you really that uneducated?...or just plain dumb?
Typical responses from the "I won't something free" crowd.
As far as hating goes, Cook is the only one that hates along with the rest of you education cheerleaders. You guys hate the rest of us because you don't care how bad it gets out in the real world for the people who pay teacher's salaries and benefits. This is basic, naked selfishness of teachers who want theirs no matter how bad it gets for the rest of us. They just don't care that everyone else is dealing with the Obamacare situation which, in part, was caused by liberal teacher organizations that supported it. If it is so great, why don't you teachers want to use it????????
The bottom line is NOT ONE...NOT ONE of you commenters even addressed the points I made.
Gaussianinter said, "This is not a Cadillac plan..." She said she could prove it but didn't. There plan is better than 90% of private plans period. To say anything different is dishonest.
allahyoungerbrother said something totally irrelevant about Rhonda Thurman. What an idiot.
Teabagmocker....I will address in the next installment.
Again, not one of these people addressed my points....so I guess they agree.
along with these insults about me googling "ad hominem" and what it means
This was probably the dumbest, most narcissistic, post that wimp Cook has written.
Where to start.....
First of all, why does someone we taxpayers PAY deserve special honors over and above anyone else? We "honor" them with Cadillac insurance, a great retirement, job security, and a easy, cushy job already. Not to mention A PAYCHECK.
Teaching is a "calling?" Give me a break...Yea, the calling is that "I don't want a real job, 2 month vacations, one month at Christmas and lifetime job security with almost no chance of being fired no matter how bad I do my job."
Teachers are "our most valuable elders.." What a stupid narcissistic statement. What about people who invent the things that make us live better, what about doctors, what about policemen and firemen and above all, what about businessmen who provide taxes and the jobs which provide other taxes to pay your inflated, benefits and salaries.
You damn liberals just had to have Obamacare but only want if for everyone else. This is the bed you liberals made. If I were a school board member, I would suggest doing away with insurance all together and let some of you superior individuals (teachers) get Obamacare. Then you might find out what the rest of us have to deal with that don't live in your little protected "governmentland" ivory tower.
Teachers...you don't want an idiot like Cook writing this kind of stuff. It makes your job harder and diminishes your stature because he makes you all look like narcissistic, self-aggrandizing, selfish, cry babies.
Believe me..this article made you all look bad. Why don't you guys go out and find you a small business person and thank them for providing the resources that keep you afloat. Yea...I won't hold my breath.
Bennett...I don't make comments on childish things like Santa Claus, the Easter bunny, the Tooth fairy, or...man made climate change. They are all myths.
Bennett you are in idiot.
I agree with the writer. Wamp is a spoiled, selfish, self-absorbed kid. No doubt that his responses proved that point.
This idea that Chuck somehow went overboard in defeating Wamp is ludicrous. Those ads were no more negative than most others in mamy races. Look how negative Dejarlais was treated by the Republican establishment.
No, Wamp got what he deserved for literally making deals with several left wing devils to even get close to Chuck. Without democrat cross-overs, he wouldn't have come close.
You can't spell Wamp with a Whaaaa....
Also, the only disgusting people I know are Pam Sohn, Clint Cooper, and Chris Vaas. Again, they are so unethical they have no credibility to criticize anyone.
The voters have spoken? No, they have been manipulated by an unethical, unfair press.
You damn TFP hypocrites have no right to judge anyone. They are more corrupt than the people they try to belittle.
Cooper....according to you and the TFP, watchdogs are not needed. These people in NY just didn't understand. How dare they look out for innocent people. These prosecutors were just negative, nit-pickers, ect.
Like Rhonda Thurman.......you damn hypocrite. You have no right to even attempt to question anyone else's honesty when your newspaper engages in unfairness and unethical behavior.