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-- men and women.
The United States.
And those who came before you you've played a special role.
You defend our nation at home and abroad.
You fought for our nation's police.
To make the world -- better and safer place.
People -- scattered corners of the world living in -- today.
Are free to write their own futures because -- you.
President Obama just a short time ago speaking to you our military servicemen and women and their families.
There at the White House as we celebrate Independence Day here in Washington and across the country.
And and no matter your political -- persuasion I think we can all agree that we want to be supportive of our troops but we're not doing a great job when it comes our veterans let's talk about it with the panel.
-- -- and Charles are back for more I asked our research wing today to look at this we've been talking about backlog at this veterans administration.
They say claims -- for more than a 125 days it's 65 almost 66% of claims they're currently more than 833000.
Charles coming in and out.
It's almost impossible in this is just one example.
Of all the other Asia we're seeing with the other agencies.
The -- -- -- contradictions.
You know -- complications.
And sort of being confidence there's -- government gets huge.
But he cannot operate efficiently and this of course.
This really hits home because all the others are simply.
Matter of waste -- it's also a matter of betrayal because these are special people who served and sacrificed.
And of all of the people who shouldn't be suffering at the end of the bureaucracies.
It -- not to -- them because look how we saw it in the IRS case.
He wasn't only the -- the of this singling out of -- people on the part of their politics.
But the sheer incompetence and these these agencies.
I don't know that you have a cure that you know as you said.
Was it 48 agencies that you have to go to eighteen different -- more than 600 forms to -- and it's impossible and I think.
I mean you know what will happen as we -- appoint a czar.
Supposedly he's going to be smooth this out and then he's gonna develop a bureaucracy you know I'll repeat itself rather pessimistic about it.
I want -- play a little -- we've had a couple of our correspondents John Roberts and Douglas Kennedy among others who have been highlighting some of these struggles here's a little bit.
Of a recent piece that Douglas Kennedy did on some of these guys who are waiting.
You applied for benefits from the VA two and a half years ago did you got very little response.
Actually got no response it's a very very difficult tiresome process.
Right now the Department of Veterans Affairs fights against veterans.
It's crazy it's insane.
And time there's been bipartisan.
Unit agreement on the hill that something's gotta be done there have been court cases recently where federal judges have ordered the VA to get it in order.
What's it gonna take.
Well I don't know I mean.
This is a good example though of a problem they can't be solved by sort of either kind of more bureaucracy in the usual more spending or -- kind of Gifford of government sort of libertarian approach in fact this is a good example what we need an America which is effective government.
We need government that does the things it is supposed to be doing no one would argue that taking care -- veterans as an appropriate function.
The federal government that does them well and is a great political opportunity for the politician or party who can take effective government and make it there cause.
-- this is part of the problem we have politicians who will stand up and eager to stand up and talk about the wounded warriors and and you know this site outrages that the -- but when it comes to actually doing something.
There's just very very little that's that's done I mean half now the average disability case it's 260.
These these peace -- come back from Iraq or Afghanistan and they don't have the time.
That they shouldn't be begging their government to get the kind of help that they deserve and in many cases they literally don't have the energy.
To be fighting their government just -- -- just trying to do to make their lives.
The -- easy as as he little hand right right repairing the things that we're not -- it's outrageous I guess I'm not optimistic because.
This has been going on literally for years because the political opportunity has been there are obvious for anybody -- really wants to take it on.
And it hasn't been on I guess I'm just not to have left -- -- -- -- that it's going to be solved anytime soon.
And we had -- many changes here at fox highlight a lot of pride bit charities that are now stepping up and doing this Charles do you think they're going to be sort of it.
-- -- a stepping in here.
The fact that they are proliferating.
And there's so many of them and they do such hard work.
Is evidence of how much and how inefficient.
The bureaucracy of the government -- it fills in the gaps and it's it's an example of the private is more effective in the public.
In part because -- was the -- is driven by passion.
And the -- -- bureaucrats generally speaking at least in most.
Cases are not what what the private organizations often do is fight on behalf.
But they have to deal with the same bureaucracies to -- if -- the stories I can tell you about these organizations and the fights that they have to have.
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