EEOC nominee is a critic of veterans disability pay

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Daniel Gade, one of President Trump’s picks to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, has been a staunch critic of the Department of Veterans Affairs, arguing that its system for providing financial support to disabled veterans has left them worse off.

Gade, himself a disabled Iraq War veteran, has argued the system inadvertently encourages veterans to continue to receive financial assistance rather than re-entering the workforce.


“People who stay home because they are getting paid enough to get by on disability are worse off. They are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol. They are more likely to live alone. You’ve seen these guys. And the system is driving you to become one of them, if you are not careful,” he said in a speech to fellow veterans in a 2015 New York Times profile.

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