Friday, May 04, 2007

VA Bonuses? Keep Your Shirt On!

Rocker turned Congressman John Hall (D-NY) (that's him in the center when he was front man for Orleans) calls big bonuses at the Department of Veterans Affairs -- "Crazy" (how's that for an obscure song title reference?).

Rep Hall put his shirt and tie on to complain about taxpayers giving the shirts off their backs to reward VA honchos. Some of the people for VA's billion dollar budget shortfall got $33,000 dollar bonuses afterwards. They total $3.8 million.

The AP reports backlogs of veteran claims at the VA are between 400,000 to 600,000 with vets averaging 177 day waits to have their claims processed. (AP)

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