Candice Lanier – As we prepare to honor U.S. veterans on Sunday, it needs to be acknowledged that under the Obama administration, the backlog of veterans’ disability claims jumped by 179 percent. That translates into 883,949 outstanding claims, according to Veterans Administration (VA) statistics.
This represents a near-record high, with 65.8 percent of claims having been backlogged for 125 days or more.
Also tragic is the fact that unemployment among young returning veterans is in the double digits. It is unconciable that those returning from the front lines are arriving home only to then face unemployment lines.