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Philly Nears Bankruptcy, Decides to Cover Sex Changes for City Workers
http://frontpagemag.com ^ | april 27, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 04/28/2013 12:22:11 AM PDT by lowbridge

But that’s about to change because despite being near bankruptcy, Philadelphia’s City Council voted 14-3 to cover gender mutilation surgery for city workers.

In a move that the LGBT community called “historic,” City Council approved a bill yesterday that would require the city’s health plan to pay for transgender city workers to complete “gender-confirmation surgery.” The bill also would require newly constructed or renovated city-owned buildings to have gender-neutral bathrooms.

The bill would establish transgender health benefits for city workers to cover psychotherapy, hormone treatments, laser-hair removal and gender-confirmation surgery, which costs about $50,000 per procedure.

The bill would also provide up to two tax credits – the lesser of $4,000 or 25 percent of any cost increases – to companies that start offering health care for life partners and their children and covering transgender medical needs.

Mayor Nutter will sign off on the measure, said spokesman Mark McDonald.

While the majority of Philly city workers enjoy life too much to get themselves castrated, its pension liabilities are already huge. The city has 9 billion in unfunded liabilities and is expected to hit the wall in 2015.

That’s 2 years away.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: philadelphia; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 04/28/2013 12:22:11 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Corruption kills a city. Drop the Unions, drop the welfare, drop the give aways and maybe you can get back in shape—its that or go full communist and let the national government run things out of the point of a rifle.


2 posted on 04/28/2013 12:24:40 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: lowbridge

that is just sick


3 posted on 04/28/2013 12:27:35 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: lowbridge

government is caligula.

obey the whims of government or die for their amusement.


4 posted on 04/28/2013 12:29:44 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: lowbridge
How common is this kind of nonsense? How many people wake up one day and say "Hey, I wanna change my gender!"

Not to downplay the amount of money the city is spending, but jeez,don't they have more important things to worry about??? Like running a city?

5 posted on 04/28/2013 12:29:55 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: lowbridge
Awesome! Thats a GREAT Idea! I hope they get 234723544785 freaks that move there just to get gelded! Locals should invest in rubber undies, gold hooker shoes in size 13, and Nair hair removal products. Stock those shelves before the rush!
6 posted on 04/28/2013 12:30:57 AM PDT by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: lowbridge

The liberals in America are absolutely plum-dang kooky as can be.


7 posted on 04/28/2013 12:45:13 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: lowbridge

I’m amazed there are still 3 seemingly rational people in office there.


8 posted on 04/28/2013 12:47:42 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: lowbridge

They call it historic. I call it horrific.


9 posted on 04/28/2013 12:52:24 AM PDT by princeofdarkness (The GOP is the present version of 1940 France and it will only get worse.)
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To: lowbridge
Don't need surgery for “gender confirmation”, just need a mirror. Much cheaper. Amazing that people that worked their whole life for a retirement will get stiffed, but the Homosexuals in charge got their sexual fantasies paid forPeople who give themselves over to their lusts should be in a mental hospital, not in Government.
10 posted on 04/28/2013 1:16:13 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: lowbridge

Oh, come on, guys! It’s just a choice. And everyone should be happy to chip in and help pay for it. sarc


11 posted on 04/28/2013 2:25:51 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: lowbridge

Does everyone in Philadelphia get free laser hair removal, or is that a special benefit for perverts?


12 posted on 04/28/2013 2:38:33 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Casie
No need for Nair hair removal products as they are 'entitled' to get lazer surgery. Philly is now Fagland supported by taxpapers while their city is near bankruptcy. Wonder how the teamster thugs like the new favorites on the rainbow block.
13 posted on 04/28/2013 3:07:53 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Secret Agent Man

Cool...my second chance to use this today...

“Are you not entertained?”

Russel Crowe/Gladiator.


14 posted on 04/28/2013 3:11:38 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: lowbridge

14-3 in a city as large as Philadelphia only 3 people on the city council with enough brains to call this ridiculous.

They need a tacpayers revolt over this crap.

Do they have enough actual taxpayers to revolt or is the whole city on welfare anyway?.


15 posted on 04/28/2013 3:32:04 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: lowbridge

Another city run into the ground by RATs. WHEN bankruptcy happens, it is not going to be pretty. I expect that the only people left standing will be drug dealers and hookers.

Anybody within 50 miles of Filthadelphia is in jeopardy.


16 posted on 04/28/2013 4:03:22 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: NTHockey

I think God is getting closer and closer to hurling Wormwood our way


17 posted on 04/28/2013 4:06:36 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: lowbridge
The bill would establish transgender health benefits for city workers to cover psychotherapy, hormone treatments, laser-hair removal and gender-confirmation surgery, which costs about $50,000 per procedure.

Typical Liberal mentality here on display people.

“The city is paying for health insurance for its employees already surely the insurance companies, if they want to keep our business, can GIVE our employees this one more procedure at no extra cost. It is only fare that these individuals, who no fault of their own, were cruelly cheated of their proper gender assignment by some cruel misfortune of birth. We have to give it to them; it's a quality of life issue.”

You would think that these city officials who have been through negotiations with insurance companies in the past would have learned that insurance companies charge for what they estimate your usage of health care will be. They are not going to give anything away. And if you manage to get them this year you won’t get them the next.

18 posted on 04/28/2013 4:08:29 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: lowbridge

When in doubt and times are tough.....always shove a finger into the eye of the taxpayer! .....Enjoy it PhilyFools.


19 posted on 04/28/2013 4:10:13 AM PDT by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: jsanders2001
I think God is getting closer and closer to hurling Wormwood our way

I thought Wormwwod resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave...

20 posted on 04/28/2013 4:17:01 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: Pontiac

Should this be implemented a network of sympathizers will spring up, that will actually recruit individuals seeking the surgery and hire them so they can get it on the city insurance plan.

It’ll become a revolving door for the gender-confused. Mentally disturbed but physically intact coming in, still mentally disturbed and now physically mutilated going out.


21 posted on 04/28/2013 4:18:03 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: jsanders2001

And that’s a bad thing?


22 posted on 04/28/2013 4:20:44 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: lowbridge

I guess Philly thinks there is another stimulus deal coming down the pike...


23 posted on 04/28/2013 4:39:53 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Should this be implemented a network of sympathizers will spring up, that will actually recruit individuals seeking the surgery and hire them so they can get it on the city insurance plan.

I don’t think a network needs to spring up there are already networks existing that disseminate this information.

There are LGBT magazines, websites and newsletters that run articles spreading the news of their efforts to secure these benefits and their successes.

In this case it is apparently for naught. It takes about 5 years to go through the process (multiple surgeries and therapy) of gender reassignment (mutilation). So given that the city must wait until next year to offer this benefit any candidate for this treatment will have barely begun the process before the city goes bankrupt and the process ends because of the lack of funds.

24 posted on 04/28/2013 5:10:23 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: lowbridge

I’ve pretty much given up on sanity in our government.

If you didn’t believe in Satan before 2007, you should now. Because most of us know this world has went off the skids.


25 posted on 04/28/2013 5:37:39 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: American in Israel

Excellent point. Pensions be damned, these people need their penises whacked off!


26 posted on 04/28/2013 5:39:19 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: NTHockey

Actually the hookers wont be standing up....


27 posted on 04/28/2013 6:37:37 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: lowbridge

Philadelphia’s city council also voted 14-3 to call s**t gold and see how many people will accept it for payment.


28 posted on 04/28/2013 6:44:12 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: lowbridge

sounds like what will happen to a small city here in the UP. City wants to cut the police force by 3 officers and the secratry, when in fact the most criminals are coming the city. yet a year ago the city bought all new police cruisers and two new trucks for the DPW. the city manager demands a raise to 135,000 a year. The monthly insurance expenses are in excess of 26K. City just blowing 6.8 million on refurbishing a old school building into 22 apartments. sounds like the city is headed to the Michigan s Emergency management powers Act provision


29 posted on 04/28/2013 7:30:10 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: lowbridge

Basically big government is now a jobs program for the severely mentally ill.


30 posted on 04/28/2013 8:52:43 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: lowbridge

“Almost have you as broken as we need you - just one more little thing to erode whatever you have left...”


31 posted on 04/28/2013 9:11:10 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: American in Israel

Don’t need surgery for “gender confirmation”, just need a mirror.


If it’s an “innie” you’re a girl; if it’s an “outie” you’re a boy. You should be able to work out the rest yourself.


32 posted on 04/28/2013 11:59:39 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: lowbridge

“Mayor Nutter”

Some jokes just write themselves.


33 posted on 04/28/2013 3:22:05 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: autumnraine

“If you didn’t believe in Satan before 2007, you should now. Because most of us know this world has gone off the skids.”

Yes, yes, the election of Obama proved that in ... (wait for it) ... overwhelming audacity.


34 posted on 04/28/2013 3:23:37 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: lowbridge

My friend just said:

‘City of Brotherly Love’, eh?

Again, some jokes just write themselves.


35 posted on 04/28/2013 3:26:05 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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