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post in: Songs, Beauty Date:02 Sep 2013, 08:51 views:759
Photo: AP, president Donald.
Trump jennifer has decided to advance his bogus ban on trans individuals openly serving in the US military beyond tweeting vague dictates on the matter. Per the, wall Street Journal, Trump is expected to issue guidance to the Pentagon and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis which will be somewhat clearer than his original three-part tweetstorm in July, which proclaimed trans people will no longer be allowed to serve in any. There was no shortage of confusion over the tweets, which contained no actual information on how the president intended the Pentagon to carry the policy out, but did contain plenty of nonsensical rambling about decisive and overwhelming victory.
Per the, wSJ account, Trump is giving Mattis the ability to consider whether trans soldiers will be able to deploy when deciding who to discharge, as well as directs him to stop admitting any new trans soldiers and cut off related medical treatments for those. Mattis is being given a six-month window to implement the policy.
Trumps psuedomedical Twitter thesis for the decision was that trans soldiers burdened the military with tremendous medical costs and disruption, all of which is a lie of mind-boggling proportions. No evidence backs this idea.
Its naked pandering to bigots, and especially that particular brand of bigot eager to stigmatize trans people as mentally ill.
The total cost of providing adequate medical care to the US estimated 1,320-6,600 trans service members would cost.4-8.4 million annually out of the militarys.27 billion health care budget, the WSJ reported, citing a 2016 Rand Corp study. Even if you take the.4 million number as a given, thats about a tenth of what the military spends on erectile dysfunction treatments for troops, about 84 million.
One Palm Center and Naval Postgraduate School study found the cost of discharging and replacing trans service members could run as high as 960 million, or approximately 114 times as much as Rands high-end estimate.