1."BUFFALO, NY (CNN) -- As thousands of teachers face layoffs across the country, teachers in Buffalo, New York are getting lipo? Yep. And nose jobs and whatever else they want. All on the taxpayers' dime. How is this happening? 2. ...Buffalo school teacher Valerie Akauloa, but it's not just the results that make her happy, it's the sweet deal that she gets. 3. The sweet deal that all the 3,400 teachers in Buffalo are eligible to get under one of their insurance plan options, they are billed nothing for any plastic surgery procedure, such as botox, liposuction, tummy tucks, and there is no deductible. 4. Linda Tokarz teaches second grade and says she gets regular treatments. She says, "I think its great for us. I wouldn't want to see it taken away." 5. "I feel the teachers have paid their dues and it would be wrong to take it away from them." 6. [Teachers are] three out of every 10 [patients] and the school district's insurance covers every single penny. They will come in for hair removal on their face, liposuction, breast enhancement, and rhinoplasty. 7. Last year, Buffalo's schools spent $5.9 million on plastic surgery which is also known as a cosmetic rider. And Buffalo teachers have had this rider for nearly four decades. 8. Louis Petrucci, the president of the Buffalo Board of Education says he is projecting a $42 million deficit in next year's school budget. 9. ...police and firefighters in Buffalo have similar plastic surgery programs,... 10. And they add they are woefully underpaid." Buffalo, NY teachers get free plastic surgery | todaysthv.com Now, some may feel that this OP is another attack on civil servants.... ....not my perspective. How can you deny that these folks are simply accepting what has been offered? What should they do, refuse the coverage and demand to pay out of pocket??? Be real. This problem should be laid at the feet of the elected officials who agreed to the contract in the first place. Elected officials.... ....and the voters who elected 'em!