How hypocritical and inconsistent it seems for the Bush administration to cut California's Medicaid allocation because we have too many rich people. According to "Spiraling Medicaid Costs Putting States in a Bind" (Nov. 24), the revised federal Medicaid contribution formula looks at a state's average income, so because we have so many inordinately wealthy people, their income offsets the extreme poverty of a much larger group. It's as if the Bushies expected the rich to share their wealth (horrors!) or even pay more taxes (inconceivable!); otherwise, why factor their income into the equation?