Skip to comments.'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Cost Taxpayers Nearly $400 Million, GAO Reports
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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Why won’t the GAy-O tell us the cost of implementing open sodomy in our military? Even the costs so far?
We'll never hear about this - ever.
Political correctness has truly come of age.
Slippery? As in KY “personal lubricant”?
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.
I was wondering when some troll would post this propaganda...
God commanded them to be put to .....
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.
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.
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.
There’s a lot of that that goes on and people are naive to think it will get better with open homosexuality because just wait till these types are at the top of the food chain. The military is the only major area of the culture that has resisted liberalism. It is amazing how blind so many are they can’t even acknowledge reality.