Katie Pavlich

According to numbers provided by the Treasury Department and crunched by CNSNews, the Department of Veteran's Affairs has seen a 92 percent increase in government spending over the past ten years.

Inflation-adjusted federal spending on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has increased 92.2% in the last 10 years, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement, climbing from $73.3 billion in fiscal 2003 (in constant 2014 dollars) to $140.9 billion in 2013.

In fiscal year 2013, VA spending was $140,909,860,000 in 2014 dollars and included things such as medical services, medical support and compliance, medical facilities, housing accounts, compensation and pensions, and insurance funds, to name a few.

Based on all of the information we have now about the wide spread scandal across the country with dozens of veterans dying as a result of wait times for medical care, that 92 percent increase not only failed to solve the problem, but helped fuel the problem by increasing waitlist times and backlog.

Big government = big problems. Period.


Katie Pavlich

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