Even if these numbers are wrong by a half and it only cost us ~$30,000 per individual to remove and replace someone from the military for being gay, what a waste of money not to mention good person-power! Imagine if that money went to those in this country who actually needed it. This is why I support the suggestion that all members of congress be treated like and have access (or not) to no more than the same benefits as everyone else — especially retirement and health benefits. Put them in the average American shoes, and see how they govern then.

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