Jon Stewart: ‘Yes, we motherf*cking can’ fix Veterans Affairs backlog

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 0:05 EDT
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In a segment titled “Operation Enduring Wait,” The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Monday night ripped into the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to process a massive number of disability benefits claims.

Stewart has repeatedly mocked and criticized the Obama administration for its failure to clean up the agency, which is currently forcing about 900,000 veterans to wait to receive their benefits.

He noted the problem was so bad the floor of a Veterans Affairs office was on the verge of collapse due to the weight of paper that had piled up.

“I guess running a bureaucracy with a single goal is just to complicated. There is just no way to do something like that effectively,” Stewart said.

But he learned that the Obama campaign was a highly effective organization and even solved one of the VA’s problems, combining databases.

“Sure,” he remarked. “You can do that when you’re paying people in pizza. They can do almost anything.”

“Clearly the lesson appears to be if we could take the same urgency, enthusiasm, and clarity of vision you need to get elected to government and apply those to governing, can we fix some problems? Yes, we motherfucking can,” he concluded.

Watch video, via Comedy Central, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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