Cumberland Times-News

July 9, 2013

Anybody else who performed this badly would be out of a job

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

— Recently, I saw a “blurb” that the Veterans Administration, under Gen. Eric Shinseki, U.S.Army (ret.) had a 79 percent increase in claims backlog in the past four years.

If he, or any of us vets, were still on active duty we would be relieved of duty. If any of us held the VA secretary position while we are civilians, we would be fired. It is just as bad here in Hawaii.

While the VA is very good on the healthcare side, its benefits side is not!

And people such as U.S. Ben Cardin and Eric Shinseki only make it worse!

Look at things like employee bonuses, conferences, etc.

Steve Baker

Kahului, Hawaii