Those on a one-year waiting list for claims rose by more than 2000 percent, to 245,000 in 2012. Currently, the average wait time for 900,000 veterans who have been willing to sacrifice life and limb for our freedom is 273 days. With that kind of malfeasance taking place under my watch, I think I’d do a little less golfing if I were president.
If you think this has something to do with “the mess Obama inherited,” then think again. The Center for Investigative Reporting found, “the average wait time for veterans filing disability claims fell by more than a third under President George W. Bush, even as more than 320,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans filed disability claims.” It’s actually about priorities, wouldn’t you say?
Jon Stewart effectively nailed it using humor March 27 on The Daily Show when he said, “McDonalds handles ten times that many customers in an hour, and may I remind you, they are run by a clown.” Sadly, though, the ineptitude of this administration is no laughing matter.