On Nov. 14, The Times carried an article ("Aged Poor, Disabled to Lose Benefits Raise") that reported that the state planned to keep the $17-a-month (per recipient) cost-of-living increase from the federal government rather than pass it on to the aged, poor and disabled, thereby "saving" $58 million--a small fraction of the projected state income shortfall. And what were the plans for the money saved? The answer came in a Nov. 16 article ("Raise for Governor, Legislators Endorsed"). The raises mentioned were in the thousands per month category. This must be a government version of Robin Hood--take from the poor and give to the rich!
BOYD WINN, Los Angeles