From: Terry Richards <veteranscorner@yahoo.com>
Sent: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 18:03:25 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Low income Vets, and Homeless Veterans now designated as 3rd & 4th Class Citizens, respectively, AS: CHAIRMAN BUYER LAUDS VFW AND VVA FOR THEIR RELIEF EFFORTS TO VICTIMS OF HURRICANE KATRINA

On Thursday, Sep 01, 2005, in response to the HURRICANE KATRINA DISASTER, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist stated in a CNN interview that this is the first time the U.S.A. has had a "DISPLACED REFUGEE PROBLEM"???????????????????
Then What Kind Of Problem does Our Gov't call 250,000-350,000 HOMELESS VETERANS LIVING ON THE STREETS OF AMERICA FOR THE LAST 20-YEARS, if not a "DISPLACED REFUGEE PROBLEM," then what do they call it??????
It appears to me at least, that Our Federal Government's lack of a quick response in providing the immediate basic necessities of life to the mostly non-Veteran Low-Income or Poverty-Stricken Citizens of Louisiana and Mississippi who became Victims of Hurricane Katrina, can now be designated to hold the New Title of "2nd-CLASS CITIZENS of America, while LOW-INCOME OR POVERTY-STRICKEN VETERANS have now been moved down a notch to 3rd CLASS CITIZENS, and "HOMELESS VETERANS as 4th CLASS CITIZENS.
I say this because Our Gov't HAS NOT even offered Our Homeless Veterans "TEMPORARY HOUSING" in Stadiums in New Orleans and Houston or anywhere else, or a "TENT-CITY" as they have the mostly non-Veteran Refugees of Hurricane Katrina...
May God bless and be with all these American Refugees...
And may God bless and be with all of America's 250,000-350,000 Homeless Veteran Refugees who because of lack of response from Our Gov't, must sleep under bridges and in the streets of America each night...
Thank You for Listening...
Terry Richards, former "homeless Veteran"...