The hubris of the government planners varies between scary and laughable. Social engineers are whining in the press that thousands of “eligible” children are not enrolled in the government health “insurance” plan. Their solution, of course, is to spend a lot of your money to “educate” wayward parents into placing kids in the care of government bureaucracy. It never occurs to these folks that maybe moms and dads aren’t excited about letting whining bureaucrats take care of junior.

Their solution, of course, is found in multi-million-dollar advertising campaigns that “reach out” to parents and encourage them to get the kids hooked on the government teat.

“Texas is a very large state, and it’s very difficult to get that information out,” said the CHIP/Children’s Medicaid outreach campaign manager Geoff Wool, according to the Austin American Statesman.

Am I the only person on the planet who is outraged that a government program has a campaign manager? Pretty soon it’ll be doing a late-night talk show, “How To Hook Your Family On Government Dependency And Chunk Responsibility Out The Door!”

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."

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