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“He’s a guy, so what’s it gonna cost us for ’em to change him, Taxpayer exploitation aside?”

2017/07/28

It has been said, “… the laws of mathematics are not suggestions. You can’t get rid of a cost by making someone else pay it.” Of course, basic mathematics is never something that some politicians really seem to value or care about.

Transgender Surgeries Would Cost Pentagon $1.3 Billion

Sex-change surgeries cost an average $132,000 each

Taxpayer-funded sex-change surgeries would cost the Pentagon $1.3 billion over 10 years.

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that transgender individuals will not be eligible to serve in the military, with the White House citing cost and military readiness concerns.

Internal data provided to the Washington Free Beacon from Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R., Mo.), a leading opponent of taxpayer-funded sex changes, show that even by using a conservative estimate, the costs associated with 0.7 percent of the military population is great.

Hartzler’s office provided a detailed calculation that shows estimates of the current number of transgender service members, and the number likely to seek a taxpayer-funded gender transition.

“The 10-year cost estimate is for surgery only and is adjusted for 3 percent inflation; it accounts for Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve members currently serving as well as new recruits over the same time period,” the document states. “It uses the FY 18 DoD number for total number of military members and multiplies it by the percentage of military personnel assumed to be transgender as reported by the UCLA Williams Institute and the National Center for Transgender Equality.”

The 2014 Williams Institute study found there were 15,500 transgender individuals actively serving, or 0.7 percent of the military population. By adjusting the figure for the enlistment numbers of 2,130,000, there are currently 14,910 transgender service members.

Thirty percent will likely seek surgeries, or 4,473 transgender troops. The average cost per surgery is $132,000, which is a combination of the average cost of male to female ($140,450) and female to male ($124,400) surgeries.

The cost to taxpayers for these surgeries would be $590 million, and $770 million with a 3 percent inflation rate by 2027.

Hartzler’s office calculated the additional costs of surgeries for new transgender recruits every year.

There are 178,000 new military members per year, and assuming 0.7 percent are transgender, 1,246 new transgender service members each year. Assuming 30 percent get surgeries, there would be an additional 374 surgical transitions per year, or 3,740 over 10 years. Those surgeries would cost $493 million, and with 3 percent inflation a total of $579 million by 2027.

The costs of active duty transgender surgeries and those of new recruits over a 10-year period total $1.349 billion.

It is likely even more transgender service members would seek sex reassignment surgeries if they are taxpayer-funded.

More than 30 percent of transgender individuals say they want to have various sex reassignment surgeries in the future, according to the 2011 National Transgender Discrimination Survey.

Fifty-three percent of men who identify as women say they someday want a breast augmentation, and 61 percent say want an orchiectomy, the surgical removal of one or both testicles, in the future.

Sixty-four percent say they want a vaginoplasty, the construction of a vagina, someday.

Hartzler’s office said their cost estimate is more accurate than a study commissioned under the Obama administration by the RAND Corporation, which is federally funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

The RAND study only provided cost estimates for one year, did not adjust for inflation, and only included active duty transgender troops, and not from the National Guard and Reserve.

The RAND study also used a much lower estimate of the number of transgender individuals in the military, between 1,320 and 6,630. The Navy estimates there are at least 13,000 transgender individuals serving in the military, and the Williams Institute reported over 15,000 in 2014.

The RAND study also estimates only 5 percent would seek surgery, a much lower figure than the 30 percent average reported in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. Furthermore, the study does not use cost estimates of the actual surgeries, but only the cost increase in private insurance premiums for plans that cover transgender services.

Hartzler’s office also points out the RAND study was commissioned by former secretary of defense Ash Carter under “the presumption that transgender persons can serve openly without adverse impact on military effectiveness and readiness.”

The $1.349 billion cost does not include additional medical costs of transgender service members, including hormone therapy, mental health services, or costs associated with surgical complications.

Hartzler, a member of the House Armed Services Committee and chairman of oversight and investigations, praised President Trump’s decision to reverse the Obama administration’s transgender policy.

“Our military is the most effective, efficient, and well-funded fighting force in the world, and as the president notes, we cannot burden our armed forces with the tremendous costs and disruptions that transgenders in the military would entail,” she said. “With the challenges we are facing across the globe, we are asking the American people to invest their hard-earned money in national defense.”

“Each dollar needs to be spent to address threats facing our nation,” Hartzler continued. “The costs incurred by funding transgender surgeries and the required additional care it demands should not be the focus of our military resources.”

In the past, Hartzler has pointed out that for $1.35 billion the Pentagon could purchase 13 F-35 fighters or 14 F-18 Super Hornets.

[Byline Elizabeth Harrington]

27 July 2017
The Washington Free Beacon (edited)

Remember, Bradley now Chelsea Manning, a transgender activist and former Army intelligence analyst that was imprisoned for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. documents and then pardoned for some reason? One may wonder how much money and lives that actually cost? Not to worry, because it surely speaks highly of the transgendered mental state, or something.

Here is a refresher on him/her/she-it from Dave Blount.

In the largest intelligence leak in American history, Bradley Manning deliberately released 750,000 restricted documents out of spite, placing any number of lives in jeopardy. We will never know how many Americans and American allies he got killed. Instead of being executed for treason as was clearly warranted, he received an egregiously lenient 35-year sentence, and then had this commuted by the likeminded Obama. He is now flapping around loose, pretending to be a woman named Chelsea and barking his moonbat opinions. Here is his reaction to the sick farce of transgender soldiers being put to an end:

today is further reason we should dismantle the bloated and dangerous military/intel/police state to fund #healthcare for all 🌈😎💕 #WeGotThis

Knowing that Manning is a traitor and a freak, it should come as no surprise that he is also a commie.

See Also

Combat Veteran: War Is No Place For The Gender Confused 


Wow. that was worth repeating.

“There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad,”  –George Orwell, 1984

And again, somewhere along the way some of us may realize… Transracism is next.

A Rhode Island college will offer a fall course exploring “racial identification as a process that is always transracial. ”Declaring ourselves racially, we all cross restricted zones in becoming ourselves,” the description concludes. “In this course, we will use the discourse of transgenderism to build an alternate vocabulary of race.”

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Self-hate has an ability to camouflage itself so well, that it will gain influence and divert behaviors to adhere to its particular agenda or purpose.

In a diabolical sense, self-hate is utilized to manipulate individuals and/or groups to play out, or create it’s reality by promoting its belief system within programmed/conditioned behaviors. It accomplishes this task by masking or suspending any real affect that those particular individuals or groups may hold.  Indubitably, by manipulating self-hatred, it can achieve the recalcitrant goal to purposely create self-harming realities as a means of meeting some particular vice or objective.

Then again, maybe some have refused to do so.

When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers ‘just men who will rule in the fear of God.’ The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty. If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made not for the public good so much as for the selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded. If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.”   — Noah Webster

Abraham Lincoln appears to be thinking along this same line when on June 16th 1858 he addresses the Illinois Republican Convention in Springfield, Illinois. Paraphrasing a passage from the New Testament: “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” He declared that only the Republic had the power to end slavery. While the Democratic states relied on an economy and lifestyle dependent upon the cheap labor provided by Citizen-slaves and immigrants, the Republic opposed this type of slavery on moral grounds. The Republican states also considered industrialization and manufacturing the key to America’s economic future, not just ‘farming’ and ‘expanding the government plantation’.

My how times have changed, or maybe not so much.

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