If not for tax cuts, we could probably do more to help these vets, but this actually started with Ronald Reagan who dramatically cut funding for mental health, turning thousands of mentally ill people onto the streets. But, hey, to paraphrase the righties, If I want to help the vets, do it yourself. The government shouldn't take my money to help others. Would you support a tax increase to help these people or would prefer gridlock and let these vets continue to suffer? Those are probably the options. http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/11/08/homeless.veterans/index.html WASHINGTON (CNN) -- More than 25 percent of the homeless population in the United States are military veterans, although they represent only 11 percent of the civilian adult population, according to a report to be released Thursday. On any given night last year, nearly 196,000 veterans slept on the street, in a shelter or in transitional housing, the study by the Homelessness Research Institute found. "Veterans make up a disproportionate share of homeless people," the report said. "This is true despite the fact that veterans are better educated, more likely to be employed and have a lower poverty rate than the general population."