Texas routinely leads the nation in its record of draconian policy measures and miserly funding for health and human services. One of the reasons Texas enjoys such a surplus of funding these days is because we spend so little on our people, especially those who are very poor.
You know, things like most uninsured children, terrible enrollment rates for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), food stamps. . .the list goes on and on.
I've always thought that our problem resided in the state's current elected majority opinion when it came to public benefits. You know, like Governor Rick Perry's latest decision to turn down $555 million of federal funding that would benefit the unemployed in our state!
But, now I have reason to believe that I was wrong!
Our problem is much more basic than differences in philosophy.
The whole problem is grounded in simple ignorance!
Just go here to see what I mean!
You can't make this stuff up!