Firstly, the USA spends $600 billion a year on military spending. There’s perhaps… 15,000 transgender people currently enlisted. That’s out of 1.2 million servicepeople. A tiny fraction. As I said earlier, banning transgender people from joining the military “to save money” is the equivalent of deleting .txt files from your 20tb hard drive to free up space. A complete miscalculation. Obviously that isn’t the real issue.
Besides, what about people who join the military so they can get a College scholarship? Why is that not considered worse? Here’s the real issue as I see it - The commodification of both healthcare and education leading to people feeling like they have to join the military to receive benefits that should, in all honesty, be rights. The USA offers the wrong kind of benefits to military personnel. Yes, they might get a college scholarship - But what happens to them when they return from service with PTSD and severe mental health problems? Nothing. There’s no help. They end up homeless, divorced, addicted to drugs/alcohol, etc.
There’s some serious shit that needs to be sorted out and banning transgender people from the military won’t do jack shit besides continue to otherize, demionize and exclude them.