How, in good conscience, can Los Angeles increase the federal deficit by pressuring Congress for hundreds of millions of dollars for Metro Rail?
The Times thunders editorially about the dangers of the deficit. It, however, chooses to ignore this rapid transit rip-off of the federal taxpayer.
Your mayor chants “victory.” What he really is saying is that selfish local interest supersedes the national interest.
If such “principles” prevail, heaven help the nation.
ROBERT L. IRVIN