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Jon Stewart Rips Republicans, Democrats, Government in General for Veteran’s Affairs Backlog (Video)

| by Alex Groberman
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Jon Stewart ripped into Democrats, Republicans and America’s general unproductive way of governing on Wednesday night, noting what a shameful job the country has been doing taking care of veterans.

In a segment focused on the current backlog at the Veterans Administration, Stewart pointed out that contrary to what Democrats have been claiming, obstructionism hasn’t actually played a huge role in vets not getting their due benefits. Rather, he noted that this was the byproduct of a bureaucratic nightmare that neither side seems to want to address.

“The point is, if you’re making the case that the government has a meaningful role to play in improving people’s lives, then when you’re not obstructed from doing what you want, you better f**king bring it,” Stewart said.

“If we are smart and technologically-savvy enough to create flying unmanned robots with 1.8 gigapixel cameras that can spot enemy acne from 10 miles away and national security data mining programs that can store and process more than 10,000 times as much data as is stored in the entire Internet, we should be able to cook up a network spreadsheet program that knows which leg a returning soldier has lost without him having to fill out ten forms and coming in for a person-to-person visual leg assessment surveyance.”

You can check out Stewart’s take on the matter in the video below.

Sources: Mediaite, Raw Story