If you’re like me at all, you probably wonder what the government does with that sizable chunk they rip out of your paycheck each pay period, as it never seems to be used for anything that actually benefits society at large.
Well, besides the armed forces, that is.
Turns out the government more or less lights up a dumpster fire and just pours money into it as kindling.
You and I are now officially paying for gender reassignment surgeries for transgenders in the military.
Welcome to 21st century America.
Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White confirmed late Tuesday that an active-duty soldier underwent gender reassignment surgery Tuesday and the military paid for the operation:
Because this service member had already begun a sex-reassignment course of treatment, and the treating doctor deemed this surgery medically necessary, a waiver was approved by the director of the Defense Health Agency. The Supplemental Health Care Program will cover this surgery in accordance with the Department’s interim guidance on transgender Service members.
The procedure was performed at a private hospital because military hospitals don’t have the proper equipment to successfully complete the operation, White said.
According to NBC News, the solider was a man serving in the infantry transitioning to a woman. The solider received the Combat Infantry Badge in 2003 after serving in Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan.
The solider’s name was not released.
I know what you’re thinking. Didn’t President Trump issue a ban on transgender folk serving in the military? What gives?
Indeed, the president did make a ban on transgenders in the military over the summer and along with that he claimed taxpayers wouldn’t be responsible for footing the bill for reassignment surgeries either.
However, Secretary of Defense James “Maddog” Mattis stated that the military’s policy of allowing trans people into the armed forces would indeed remain intact.
So, yeah. There you have it.
Your tax dollars are going to fund the delusions of a mentally ill person who is biologically male, but thinks they’re a female.
It’s good to know we have our priorities straight, right? Not like we the people could’ve found better uses of that money.