California School To Use Tax Money To Train Students To Sell Obamacare


“…Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. What was worst of all was that by means of such organizations as the Spies they were systematically turned into ungovernable little savages, and yet this produced in them no tendency whatever to rebel against the discipline of the Party. On the contrary, they adored the Party and everything connected with it. The songs, the processions, the banners, the hiking, the drilling with dummy rifles, the yelling of slogans, the worship of Big Brother — it was all a sort of glorious game to them. All their ferocity was turned outwards, against the enemies of the State, against foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals. It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children. And with good reason, for hardly a week passed in which The Times did not carry a paragraph describing how some eavesdropping little sneak — ‘child hero’ was the phrase generally used — had overheard some compromising remark and denounced its parents to the Thought Police.”–George Orwell in 1984

While they aren’t co-opting youngsters to spy on parents for speaking out against the government (yet), the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSF) is planning to use a $990,000 State grant to teach teens to sell Obamacare on their families.

The funding comes from a broader $37 million grant blitz by Covered California, the State’s health insurance exchange, to promote President Barack Obama’s nationally unpopular healthcare overhaul.

“We have confidence that the model LA Unified brought to the table will be successful in reaching our target population, which includes family members of students,” said Sarah Soto-Taylor, spokeswoman for Covered California.

The grant money provided to LAUSD will be used to encourage families to sign up for Obamacare via phone calls to students’ homes, in-class presentations and meetings with employees eligible for Obamacare’s taxpayer-covered healthcare, the grant award says.


Teens in the school district will act as sort of “unpaid propagandizers” for the Obamacare effort, according to an article from The Heartland Institute.

“Teens are part of a ‘pilot’ program to test whether young people can be trained as messengers to deliver outreach and limited education to family and friends in and around their homes,” said Gayle Pollard-Terry, a LAUSD spokesman, in an email to Heartland. “Teens will be educating adults that they already know (e.g., family or friends) and not other adults.

If the program is successful, stand by for more Federal initiatives to use schoolchildren as active propagandists for the State. No longer will they simply be passive recipients of government propaganda for seven hours each day.

If children are, as people like to say, the future, perhaps another of Orwell’s passages in 1984 is appropriate: “If you want a vision of the future… imagine a boot stamping on a human face, forever.”

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  • independent thinker

    “While they aren’t co-opting youngsters to spy on parents for speaking out against the government (yet),…”

    I seem to remember reading about some schools asking the students to report on the guns in their house. It has been a few years since I read the article so I do not remember where I read it.

  • Stephine

    Well now can anyone say Nazi Germany. Indoctrinate the youth to be good little state automatons. If I lived there you can bet your ass that my kids would be out of that brainwashing crap as soon as I heard. It is getting scary in this country now, as it is paralleling Germany so closely before WWI in its totalitarianism regime. It is only a step or two from an oppressive dictatorship.

    • Chuck Rogers II

      Only a step or two from………. I believe we have already had our last election as a Republic. From now on we are going to parallel Nazi Germany even more……..

  • TexasOlTimer

    “A Nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious, but it can not survive TREASON FROM WITHIN… An enemy at the gates is less formidable for he is known and he carries his banners openly, but the traitor moves among those within the gate freely. His sly whispers rustling thru all the galleries, heard in every hall of government itself. For the traitor appears, not as a traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims and he wears their face and their garments. He appeals to the BASENESS that lies in the heart of all men. He rots the soul of a Nation. He works secretly and unknown in the night, to undermine the pillars of the city. He INFECTS THE BODY POLITIC, so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.”
    – Cicero 42 B.C.

    • village idiot

      Cicero was a very astute individual. On reflection, nothing has changed since the mighty Roman Empire ravaged Europe and North Africa and we all know what happened to the Roman Empire! All that is left is Italy and the Vatican. Are these examples which we should be duplicating? The same deeds always lead to the same results and the problem with humans is that they long ago lost their sense of reason and common sense, replacing those attributes with immorality and greed and that is not a good idea. We will reap what we have sown and perish all.The rich and famous will likewise perish – of their own doing, – soulless, worthless, scorned and despised as well. It has often been said that a man has to die to be appreciated, but maybe in most cases it could be said that his death should be more appreciated and celebrated and that should be as a true reflection of his character and not just on reflection of the position he occupied.

    • Vis Fac

      Truly apropos regarding the current administration.

    • ctwalter

      Now that is a passage from history worth reading! Thanks for posting it.

  • Chuck Rogers II

    I am thinking when the exchanges get started and during the process of giving your information, I would not be surprised if you were recorded as Democrat voter. Because if not your name would rise to the top of list at death panel reviews……

    • Vis Fac

      I have to laugh because last January my father received a thank you card from the DNC (at my address) thanking him for his vote and support. The funny thing is he has been gone for 20 years and NEVER voted “DUMBOCRITE” Democrat yet this last election he somehow was a registered Democrat. Can anyone say voter fraud?

      • me

        And did you report this or do anything about it to correct it?????

    • Don 2

      The Obamacare Health Care Exchanges are Democrat Party Front Organizations to be used for Democrat Party outreach. The NAACP, AFL-CIO, and S.E.I.U. are also being given millions of dollars to go door-to-door, to register voters, to show up at community centers and make presentations on the Democrat Party and sell the Democrat Party agenda. Betsy McCaughey has an article in the Investor’s Business Daily uncovering the whole agenda regarding the health care exchanges. You can also link to the article at

  • wavesofgrain

    First we must prohibit unions in any public/government employment. They are a mafia for the State-run government. Then, abolish the corrupt departments, such as the Dept of Ed (and IRS)!. The Common Core is a Union/Government partnershp of education. This will ensure full liberal/social indoctrination of our children.

    • ctwalter

      Though I agree with you with everything I know and believe, WE will never be able to get rid of these leeches and plagues on the soul of America. The systems created provide far too much power and money to those in power. Only when the entire nation rises up and says no more will it change. Pray!

  • FreedomFighter

    Orwell’s passages in 1984 is appropriate: “If you want a vision of the future… imagine a boot stamping on a human face, forever.”
    this needed reiteration
    Laus DeoSemper FI

  • me

    A lot of califonia cities are having problems. Wouldn’t it better spent by putting it where it is needed the most. Owebunhole care is going to make em broker yet.

    • Vis Fac

      Not just Comiefornia cities, Cities all over the country This is what happens with one dimensional thinking is allowed to go unchecked. Like a snowball rolling down hill it grows as it picks up speed wrecking havoc along the way. I for the life of me cannot figure out how these morons keep being re-elected (I can because schools focus on propaganda rather than actually teaching anything.) If you want to know the quality of the education system you needn’t look farther than an employment application! Semper-Fi

      • Don 2

        Being a moron and general screw-up is a resume enhancement in the Democrat Party. Just look who is leading in the polls for NYC mayor…..Anthony Weiner. Look who is the Democrat party hero for having sexual relations with an intern and lying to the American people. Look who is Secretary of State. The list is endless…..

  • Michael Shreve

    OUR children, TOOLS of the NEW world order as interpreted by OUR government.

  • ctwalter

    I weep almost daily at the erosion of this Nation I love. The only chance we have, and after 40 years of studying history, I mean the only chance, is for those who believe in individual responsibility, who possess internal morals, and who believe in a Creator to hit their knees and pray for an awakening of the people of this land and to actively reach out to those lemmings lost in the new America; one lost lemming at a time. Politicians, with the exception of only a few, are corrupt and interested in their own political well being. They are incapable of effecting change. If we do not take back our children from the establishment, we loose! I am not suggesting some conspiracy, but the fact that so many have been taught, indoctrinated in the ‘government-way’ for many generations. These are the people now in power. They think with one mind and act with one conviction. Only after they have destroyed and rebuilt the moral and human fabric of this once great nation will they begin to turn on themselves because of their differences; but by then…. we won’t be around to offer solutions.
    I beg you as fellow citizens, but even more as neighbors and people of good will. Do not stop working and discussing and expending energy in the ‘normal’ ways of political change, but please, with every thing I beg you, please make prayer to God as you know him a priority. The country is broken beyond our ability to repair it. There is too great a corruption of the human heart in far too many people who have believed the lies of Marx, Lenin and the great utopists. Too much free stuff and too many promises of more free stuff has been exchanged and far too many people no longer remember what it is to live free and be responsible for them selves. I still have hope, but no longer in the knowledge and rational thinking of this nation.

  • Vigilant

    “The battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school
    classroom…between the rotting corpse of Christianity…and the new faith of
    humanism. Humanism will emerge triumphant.”– John Dunphy,
    January/February, 1983, issue of “The Humanist”

  • Vigilant

    “Among the elementary measures the American Soviet government will adopt to further the Cultural Revolution are… [a] National Department of Education…the studies will be revolutionized, being cleansed of religious, patriotic, and other features of the bourgeois ideology. The students will be taught the basis of Marxian dialectical materialism, internationalism and the general ethics of the new Socialist society.” William Z. Foster—Toward Soviet
    America, 1932

    • ctwalter

      Two illuminating quotes…. Thanks. Keep ’em coming…..

    • wavesofgrain

      I remember reading recently the new Common Core will implement a strong social curriculum that includes Global Warming propaganda. There will be little of reading, writing, ‘rithmatic, as we knew it in the new Common Core. It will be Governmental Indoctrination. And they also want the kids starting at 3 years old. Sebelius blames the mediocre status of our children’s education on not going to school until 5 yrs old. Head Start DID NOT WORK. The fact that we were #1 in the world before the implementation of Public Unions is being avoided.

      As we see it happening right now, there will be no more merit appreciation. Valedictorians will be history. Grading systems may even be changed to Satisfactory only. An Oregon school had 29 Valedictorians this year. And I just talked to someone who had a grandchild in little league. They are no longer declaring any teams winners or losers.

      Also, the Nazi’s WWII required surrendering your children to State-run care/indoctrination/education facilities a very young age..

  • momo

    Those two kids in the picture remiond me of the young pioneers of the old Soviet Union. I wonder when kids start turning in their parents here in the U.S., will they become “Heroes of the United Socialist States of America”?

    • independent thinker

      I said this earlier.

      “While they aren’t co-opting youngsters to spy on parents for speaking out against the government (yet),…”
      I seem to remember reading about some schools asking the students to report on the guns in their house. It has been a few years since I read the article so I do not remember where I read it.