Video: Jon Stewart's 'Progress Report' On VA Claims Backlog

Ross Gianfortune and Katherine McIntire Peters | Nextgov | May 3, 2013

For the VA executives who won't be receiving bonuses this year, comedian Jon Stewart had this to say: "To have the government promise you a benefit and then not deliver it, I can't imagine." But maybe the nearly 900,000 veterans waiting for Veterans Affairs Department officials to adjudicate their claims can, he suggested.

In the lastest espisode of "The Red Tape Diaries," Stewart continues to hammer VA for its inability to process benefits claims efficiently. "They've computerized their plan to computerize records," he announces in his "progress report" on the situation, where he uncovers a VA PowerPoint slide that declares "the enemy is paper."