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Rapid Expansion of the Department of Veterans Affairs

Over the last decade,there has been an enormous infusion of government spending and public employment on behalf of former and current members of the military. The Department of Veterans Affairs has been one of the fastest-expanding parts of the federal government, with its total employment rising 45 percent over the last decade and its total spending jumping to three times its previous level.

Department of Veterans Affairs Budget and Full-time Employees

Department of Veterans Affairs Budget and Full-time Employees

Growth of Health Payments

Growth of Health Payments

Growth of Benefit Payments

Growth of Benefit Payments

Rise in Disability Recipients by Rated Percentage of Disablement

Rise in Disability Recipients by Rated Percentage of Disablement

Overall Resources of the Department of Veterans Affairs

Overall Resources of the Department of Veterans Affairs

 

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