This is a strange twitter “gotcha” from Mitchell Schnurman, a columnist for the Dallas Morning News:
Texas politicos brag about small gov't, limited regs. Now they plan to tie up Obamacare navigators with red tape. http://t.co/uAQRM0LE9u
— Mitchell Schnurman (@mitchschnurman) January 7, 2014
Of course, Obamacare represents interference with markets, large government (not small), and patronage (the “Navigator” program is not subject to much in the way of oversight, or even much in the way of minimal qualifications for the job — in other words, it’s a great way to provide jobs to those who support the President and his party, Chicago-machine-style).
Texas conservatives looking to provide SOME guidance as to what qualifications/training a “navigator” should possess have not exactly become anti-market, big-government zealots — and Schnurman’s insinuation that they are being hypocritical or contradictory is just silly.
Of course, Schnurman has a history of being silly (perhaps even biased) when it comes to politics (scroll down to “Houston is role model for pensions” — the column is no longer available, but it was intended as a boost to Bill White way back when). Maybe Schnurman should stick to business.