Jon Stewart hammers VA bureaucracy, benefit delays

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I posted a little aside recently about the long delays confronting disabled American veterans who are trying to get their benefits from the Veterans Administration. Some have waited as long as five years.

Thursday night, Jon Stewart tackled the issue as only he can — facts, figures, and photos that will curl your hair, leavened with typical Stewart humor. He proved once again that he can deliver serious news in a manner more palatable than the “news” networks themselves.

You’ll have to hop over to The Daily Show website to watch the video, but it’s worth it.



Categories: Media, Politics, Stewart, Jon

10 replies

  1. Wonderful Stewart response. But why do we need a commission to solve this? No, no, no, let’s have some of those folks furloughed (thank you sequester) at other agencies take the Metro over to the VA. Push those papers!

    • A commission is nothing more than a committee, and we know how effective committees are(n’t). You suggested letting volunteers (retirees) push the papers and Stewart suggested letting the vets themselves do it. Both good ideas that would actually accomplish something instead of just talking it to death.

  2. A shame to not take care of those who have sacrificed enough – and their families who are also paying the price and rarely complaining.

  3. I just can’t wait till my (universal) medical care is provided by the government for “free” too. Yummy!

  4. That is totally unreal and inexcusable. It’s the veterans problem for the wait? Hell no!

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