Bloated salaries, first-class travel, pricey steakhouse lunches on someone else’s dime - in the last years Americans have expressed their outrage about this kind of behavior from Wall Street CEOs and politicians. But when it happens at a charity funded by taxpayer dollars to help veterans, that truly is a new low.

One year ago my Republican colleague on the Senate Small Business Committee, Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), and I began investigating The National Veterans Business Development Corp., better known as The Veterans Corp. (TVC). TVC was created by Congress to oversee and fund a network of veterans’ small business centers. We’d read disturbing reports and heard complaints from the veterans’ community, but what we discovered surpassed even our expectations for outrage. 

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