Re: "State might pay for gender surgery" (TNT, 6-7).
I really can not express the disbelief that the state might pay for gender reassignment surgery as a matter of preserving life. Really? I understand it is a mental health issue for some, but it is still elective surgery. Who do you think will end up paying those bills?
The United States does not reward those of the middle class who try to the right thing. We reward those who do nothing. A person who drops out of high school and tries to get a job but cannot earn enough money to live on should be given at least $15 an hour? And we will pay for plastic surgery as well?
What about those who rise above, take out school loans to better themselves, work hard to get ahead? Many of those young people do not make $15 an hour with degrees, are not provided with basic health insurance and are not given debt relief.
Those who have tried to do the right thing and managed to rise to the level of middle class will continue to pay for those who have not while the rich pay only for themselves. Why bother?