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'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Cost Taxpayers Nearly $400 Million, GAO Reports
ABC ^ | 1/20/11 | Devin Dwyer

Posted on 01/24/2011 7:44:22 PM PST by Slippery Jim

ABC News' Devin Dwyer reports: One month after President Obama signed a repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," government accountants have finished tallying up how much the policy cost taxpayers during the 16 years it was in effect.

The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said in a report released Thursday that each discharge of a gay or lesbian service member over the past six years alone cost $52,800, including administrative costs and costs to recruit and train a replacement....

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KEYWORDS: dadt; dontaskdonttell; homosexualagenda; propaganda; spending; troll; waste; zot
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$400,000,000?! How the hell does the government rack up such huge expenses on every damn thing??
1 posted on 01/24/2011 7:44:25 PM PST by Slippery Jim
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To: Slippery Jim

As usual, when the GAO is fed garbage, it faithfully spits out garbage. What would be the cost of open shenanigans?


2 posted on 01/24/2011 7:46:15 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Slippery Jim

Bull****!


3 posted on 01/24/2011 7:47:04 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where were all these calls for "civility" when Bush was president?)
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To: Slippery Jim

For once, it sounds like we got a bargain...


4 posted on 01/24/2011 7:48:34 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yeppers. It would have cost $4,000,000,000 to find enough homos to replace all the straight troops who don’t want to serve with them.

Complete and utter Bull####!


5 posted on 01/24/2011 7:53:14 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Slippery Jim

My son is in the Air Force. Over 20. Yikes! I’m getting old. He was telling me how they throw people out these days for almost anything. I couldn’t believe it. I’m not buying this bull**** GAO “report”. This is just propaganda to help push their homosexual agenda.


6 posted on 01/24/2011 7:54:56 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where were all these calls for "civility" when Bush was president?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

We need a study of assaults and incidents after one year. Then we need to ban homosexuals from destroying the military. This will not work. Have we just lost our minds? And get these women to the BACK!! We are about to fight the communists Chinese.


7 posted on 01/24/2011 7:58:27 PM PST by Benchim
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To: Slippery Jim

Those numbers are crap.

JAG officers (and overhead) are FIXED COSTS. Whether you discharge 1 or 100,000 for any reason whatsoever, the “cost” is the same.

This is true for all of government.


8 posted on 01/24/2011 8:03:55 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Nothing sharpens the mind like not being able to get a job. /Nonstatist)
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To: Slippery Jim

Utter bullshit


9 posted on 01/24/2011 8:08:26 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: Slippery Jim; jimrob

You signed up today to feed us with this left wing bile? There is no cost associated with the policy. The costs are created by homosexuals lying their way into the ranks, then rump riding against the rules.


10 posted on 01/24/2011 8:10:47 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: Benchim; FlingWingFlyer
Rates of Homosexual Assault in the Military Are Disproportionately High - October 15, 2010
11 posted on 01/24/2011 8:11:26 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Slippery Jim; little jeremiah

Ozone is in your future!

Homo agenda ping required!


12 posted on 01/24/2011 8:16:31 PM PST by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: Slippery Jim
LOS (Load Of SH!T). The GAO is a joke because it is only allowed to use the numbers and accounting practices as directed by Congress. If Congress tells them a UFO will land and give us a trillion dollars they must use that number. Therefore, the Democrats gave them a bunch of junk numbers to crunch and the end result is this LOS.

We must remember how the GAO report stated a savings for nationalized health care. That was done because the Dims shoveled a load of garbage at the GAO and they, by law, had to use those fake numbers.

13 posted on 01/24/2011 8:17:27 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: melancholy

I’d bet there was ozone in his past.


14 posted on 01/24/2011 8:18:32 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Slippery is a troll - no doubt about it. IMO a retread. Perhaps a recent zottee.


15 posted on 01/24/2011 8:19:22 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Slippery Jim; 185JHP; AFA-Michigan; Abathar; Agitate; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; Antoninus; ...
Homosexual Agenda Ping

Freepmail wagglebee to subscribe or unsubscribe from the homosexual agenda ping list.

Be sure to click the FreeRepublic homosexual agenda keyword search link for a list of all related articles. We don't ping you to all related articles so be sure to click the previous link to see the latest articles.

Add keywords homosexual agenda to flag FR articles to this ping list.

The latest government BS to support the repeal of DADT.

16 posted on 01/24/2011 8:19:38 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I just told him how I feel about his stench on yesterday on “who reads FR..” thread.

He won’t last long...start running, quick!


17 posted on 01/24/2011 8:20:50 PM PST by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: little jeremiah

Yup. We think alike. Imagine that! :-)


18 posted on 01/24/2011 8:21:24 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW; little jeremiah
Yup. We think alike. Imagine that! :-)

Why, am I chopped liver?

19 posted on 01/24/2011 8:22:48 PM PST by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: melancholy

Posting history sure looks like an agenda to me.


20 posted on 01/24/2011 8:23:59 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Slippery Jim

And lying politicians are costing us BILLIONS AND BILLIONS, BONEHEADS!!!!!

Never mind the fraud of the government services and the FED and Fannie and Freddie,....on and on and on................


21 posted on 01/24/2011 8:25:19 PM PST by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: melancholy; little jeremiah
LOL!!

Nope. I just have a relationship with lj that I haven't forged with you yet.

22 posted on 01/24/2011 8:25:34 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Slippery Jim
Because gay & lesbians enlisted only for the education paid by taxpayer's and then claimed discrimination and quit.
23 posted on 01/24/2011 8:28:24 PM PST by kcvl
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To: DJ MacWoW; little jeremiah
Nope. I just have a relationship with lj that I haven't forged with you yet.

I don't like women! LOL! Your whole ping list are chasing me out of the building! LOL!!!!! Just kiddin' ;) OK?

24 posted on 01/24/2011 8:29:12 PM PST by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: melancholy

Yeah yeah yeah. That’s why you wanted it pinged. LOL


25 posted on 01/24/2011 8:31:32 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Mind meld. It’s a FR thang.


26 posted on 01/24/2011 8:35:20 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Benchim

They didn’t figure how much was saved when they had to dismiss homosexuals when they harassed the straights. NOW it will cost the service millions to get rid of the creeps and more likely it will be Christians (bigots) who will be kicked out because they didn’t succumb to the little gestures of love. The military is preventing freedom of religion because they are making the Bible into hate speech.

Homosexuality is all about sex and lust.....just the fact that they are so promiscuous proves it NEVER is about devotion and love for another person. That is why it is such a disgusting act (aside from the diseases and damage)....no honor or character for people who engage in those acts and think it “good”. It always ends up in rampant pederasty, like Afghanistan, the Greeks and ancient Japanese.

Our military will be void of honor and character and no different than the pagan Greeks and Romans...the atheist Russians who made Patton puke and the Odin worshipping homosexual Nazi troops....So disgusting how they hide the true facts about the effect of the promotion of such evil, ugly demeaning acts on the morality where ever it occurs, like the Weimar Republic. The Bible describes Sodom and Gomorrah and it was no uglier than the Weimar Republic. It was well known that the National Vice of Germany in the 20’s was rampant homosexuality. Every government official from other countries were warned to watch their back when they had to interact with Germans.

We need to get back to the Christian paradigm that we used to be under for two hundred years. It is aligned with Natural Law Theory and perfect for a free and just people. We need to get back to right and wrong. You cannot teach young children that evil acts are good. Moral relativism has to be abolished in the schools....John Dewey put it in the curricula...that is why we now have such immorality in society. it creates an immoral people who will end up like the Roman Empire. If it wasn’t for Christianity, Western Civ would have died. No pagan, atheist, islamic, etc., societies could ever create the type of free-for-everyone country we had. It is not possible.

Morality is the fundamental element which can only be transmitted to children through an intact family where the mother thinks children are more important than her “job”. Raising children is the most important job in this nation and the Marxists have been destroying the family to destroy the morality of the children and make women think raising children is drudgery. Now mothers have no values, but very superficial ones because of the lack of knowledge because the schools were ruined by the cultural Marxists starting in the 30’s.


27 posted on 01/24/2011 8:37:10 PM PST by savagesusie
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To: Slippery Jim
So does the GAO have an estimate of what the new rainbow camouflage colored military is going to cost taxpayers?
Of course not! They have no idea what the unintended consequences, and costs, are going to be. Will there be seperate housing and berthing issues? Will additional toilet facilities need to be constructed? The list is endless!
And as far as replacing those who were outed...what about those who aren't going to volunteer any longer or reenlist because of this boondoggle? I would be willing to bet that those costs are going to far outweigh the ones that have been seen so far. It won't be in just a few "critical" jobs and will spread across the entire spectrum.
Oops... better not go any further! It doesn't fit with the narrative.

The leftists have found a simple way of neutering and destroying what was once the best military force in the world...which was their real intent all along.

28 posted on 01/24/2011 8:37:20 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: melancholy

Triple mind meld.


29 posted on 01/24/2011 8:37:39 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Slippery Jim

I propose a solution to this shortfall.

Defund Planned Parenthood entirely. Government has no business being involved in any way, pro or con, between what goes on with a woman and her abortionist.


30 posted on 01/24/2011 8:37:55 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: little jeremiah

You bet!


31 posted on 01/24/2011 8:38:38 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: little jeremiah; melancholy
Slippery Jim has left the building.

Goodnight FRiends!

32 posted on 01/24/2011 8:59:28 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW; little jeremiah

He should have left the building last night.

Good night.


33 posted on 01/24/2011 9:06:32 PM PST by melancholy (Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: Slippery Jim

Of course we’ll never know the net cost - or maybe benefit - of the policy because the study didn’t look at the costs of the distractions, inefficiencies and personal conflicts which were avoided with the policy in place......


34 posted on 01/24/2011 9:15:35 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Slippery Jim
Had they "asked" on enlistment, the cost could have been avoided completely. If the enlistee lied, he could be discharged later for that. No need for a lot of cost.
35 posted on 01/24/2011 9:31:20 PM PST by JoeFromSidney
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To: melancholy

Oh, he just slipped out the back door...


36 posted on 01/24/2011 10:00:30 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Slippery Jim

37 posted on 01/24/2011 11:34:48 PM PST by smokingfrog (BORN free - taxed to DEATH)
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cost $52,800, including administrative costs and costs to recruit and train a replacement....

Hmmmm from what I understand the military never stops recruiting and training!

38 posted on 01/25/2011 4:37:15 AM PST by panthermom
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To: Slippery Jim

How many druggies were bounced out? The cost of each new hire to use 0b0z0’s words was an investment. A drug free service man/woman is an investment versus a druggie.

Now our military can’t discharge open homosexuals, we as taxpayers will be picking up the cost of housing and medical care for their serial partners.

Then, when the number of aids cases explode with the active duty gays and their serial sexual partners, it will cost about $100,000 per year for each identified aids case.

There will be no disclosure of present aids or other serious medical problems of the new dependents, and those costs will be budget breakers for the military in a few years.

Last but not least, any druggie or loser on active duty will holler discrimination when the military tries to get rid of them for not being a good soldier/sailor/marine/airman/coastie. So the bad stuff will stay on active duty as no one will dare get rid of the scum because of legal procedures against those trying to enforce the MCJ.


39 posted on 01/25/2011 7:37:19 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Redbob
For once, it sounds like we got a bargain...

LOL! I quite agree. $400 million is essentially pocket change in this area.

40 posted on 01/25/2011 8:14:09 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: Slippery Jim

Why won’t the GAy-O tell us the cost of implementing open sodomy in our military? Even the costs so far?


41 posted on 01/25/2011 8:15:51 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: Grampa Dave
Then, when the number of aids cases explode with the active duty gays and their serial sexual partners, it will cost about $100,000 per year for each identified aids case.

We'll never hear about this - ever.

Political correctness has truly come of age.

42 posted on 01/25/2011 8:17:45 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: Slippery Jim

Slippery? As in KY “personal lubricant”?


43 posted on 01/25/2011 8:20:33 AM PST by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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To: Slippery Jim
Unmentioned is what the cost would be to give medical treatment to HIV+ gay soldiers.

The expenses incurred by keeping gays in the military is likely to be at least an order of magnitude higher than the cost of discharging them. The solution would be to expend greater efforts to not recruit them in the first place.

44 posted on 01/25/2011 8:22:54 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Slippery Jim

I was wondering when some troll would post this propaganda...


45 posted on 01/25/2011 12:34:43 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: savagesusie

God commanded them to be put to .....


46 posted on 01/25/2011 6:39:17 PM PST by Benchim
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To: Slippery Jim

It will cost a lot more to repeal. Also I’m sure that these costs are inflated. If you do some searching you you will find that the GAO has been steadily increasing these costs also they don’t adjust for those troops that don’t require replacements which is bogus anyway since the armed forces is consistently training new recruits. If this is the standard for costs then why not give us the cost for discharging any and all troops for whatever reason? The reason they don’t is that discharges under DADT is a very small percentage of total discharges and the vast majority of discharges are a result not merely from discovering sexual orientation but in conjunction with unwanted advances etc. It is a red herring designed like a magician’s trick to get you to focus on one thing while ignoring the magician’s slight of hand. The cost to eject slightly overweight recruits I’m sure is much more expensive since homosexuals are such a small percentage of the military. Right now for example the air-force is in the process of cutting 6000 airmen so gay airmen caught having indiscriminate anal sex placing them and their fellow soldiers at risk of serious sexual disease plus placing tax payers at risk of financing long term care for the spectrum of sexual diseases including AIDs which such individuals are at a high risk of getting. It had been estimated that the long term potential cost to the military related to HIV & AIDs could be billions of dollars. I think that is what I dislike the most about these phony numbers games. If we are going to take estimates that inflate the costs of discharging homosexuals many of whom were discovered because of accosting their bunk-mates in the middle of the night or being found frequenting gay clubs taking part in high risk behavior then it should also be considered the costs related to dealing with the cost of open homosexuality in the military something which the media both conservative and otherwise are too cowardly to address.


47 posted on 01/27/2011 3:51:43 PM PST by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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About 60 percent of the new HIV infections in the military are from homosexual contact. The military up to this point had a lower incidence of HIV than the general population. I expect that to change as the lavender brigade takes over. The British experience is that the homos setup little butt bang clans which often includes the initiation of new recruits that they believe can be forced into submission. Lesbians have a history of being aggressive too often targeting straight girls. That’s our new military.

http://www.thebody.com/content/whatis/art18774.html


48 posted on 01/27/2011 4:07:07 PM PST by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Maelstorm

In a discussion of the end of DADT on our local newspaper web site, I mentioned that the military would now be freer to prosecute homosexual harassment, the way they did TAIL HOOK.

Someone responded with a story about a female friend who had been complaining about the harassment she was receiving in the military from a lesbian in her barrack. She said that the woman was threatening to rape her. She took her complaint to her CO and was told to deal with it herself because he didn’t want the problems that the complaint cause him.


49 posted on 01/27/2011 4:12:24 PM PST by Eva
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