Answer: Recruit the unemployed victims for the military!
I haven't been able to find a solid source for this yet, so hopefully this is just a rumor [I will update this as soon as I find out otherwise] .
UPDATE: I've only located a reference to the Army posting a
telephone number. If that is all it is, then it would be petty to
complain! I'm hoping that is all it is...
In the meantime, may I suggest you contact your representatives at www.congress.org and tell them how insulting and distasteful this would be? "Call for a real jobs program which employs people to reconstruct the entire Gulf Coast region for the benefit of those in need, not to pander to corporate greed!"
Stop the military from preying upon the vulnerable!
...Doling out food to the hungry crowds overflowing Houston's Astrodome, the National Guard has engaged in ad hoc recruiting in recent days.
Tomorrow, September 7, 2005, the U.S. military is conducting a Job Fair in the Astrodome in a blatant effort to exploit the despair of masses of Americans evacuated from the Gulf Coast. Once signed up, even if purportedly to reconstruct their region, they could easily find themselves deployed to Iraq... And if they sign up on the promise of temporary relief, they could find themselves bound for extended tours of duty.