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originally posted by: PolyCottonBlend
is it more about not allowing them to serve bc they're trans or the military not paying for surgeries and related medical costs?
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: darkbake
9 billion for active military
49 billion for all defense dept and only between 2.4 and 8.4 million on sexual reassignment and subsequent hormone therapies.
That's a drop in the bucket of their military budget.
Data from the Defense Health Agency indicate the U.S. Department of Defense spent $41.6 million on Viagra and $84.24 million total on drugs for erectile dysfunction in 2014.
The Military Times says that while some studies have found ED has become a growing health problem for service members in the last few years,it turns out that less than 10 percent of these documented prescriptions were actually for the troops. The rest went to retirees or family members covered by military health plans.
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: underwerks
I posted a bunch of facts, and then asked if you guys would give middle ground on no paid for surgeries.
Then you chose to ignore all that, post as if it never happened, avoid answering my question on compromise, assert again they're fit for the job while pretending that their complications dont make them unfit for combat, and now that you're finally addressing me you're deflecting with this 'only so many get surgery' thing.
You guys always want to avoid me, and then smite me when you do acknowledge me. The funny thing to me is, if you weren't all always so unwilling to compromise in your pigheadedness, on so many of these instances you could see that I'm ultimately showing you how you could truly 'win' at all this stuff. But since your team is never willing to compromise, and its all just about running roughshaw over the other team, generally with pure demagoguery, where all challengers are to be treated as the same creature, these things always just play out the same. And at the same time you almost make me want to be a conservative. Sometimes its really as if you guys are even out to push everyone into their camp.
My impression from the ones with their hair on fire is its all about the discrimination angle. As usual.