Newspapers around the state are breathlessly reporting that the Marxist-leaning Center for Public Policy Priorities thinks a massive national expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Program is good for Texas. Of course, these are the same people who think you don’t need tax relief, that government is too small, more spending is always good, and that everyone should have state-run health care.

CPPP (no coincidence that their name is similar to the CCCP moniker of the old Soviet Union) and other liberal groups are hoping to convince Americans that Congress should overturn President Bush’s veto of the CHIP expansion passed by Congress.

Right now the forces of stupidity don’t have the votes necessary to override the veto. But that isn’t stopping them from trying to convince us that socialized medicine is good for us.

U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas wisely voted against this unsustainable expansion of government health-care, but Kay Bailey Hutchison joined the liberals. Hard to get that one, considering she has her eyes on running for governor. Last I checked, conservatives don’t try to import socialist governance into the U.S.

Over the coming weeks, expect the big-government lovers to contort reality, create false data, and generally go into fits trying to stir the political winds for their HillaryCare program.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."