Mark Sanford’s latest brainstorm is to phase out federal subsidies to public transit. Those funds are critical for the operation of our anemic and perpetually in debt CARTA. The surprising thing is that owners and operators of downtown hospitality businesses are not howling with outrage.

How do they think their employees, who can’t afford to live within walking distance of downtown hotels and restaurants, are going to come to work without public transit?

It seems to me that this is another version of “ketchup is a vegetable” for the person whose re-election was largely due to gerrymandering.

Sue Flaster

Chapel Street

Charleston