Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
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I wanted to alert you to a story at The Heartland Institute’s School Reform News that is starting to gain a lot of buzz — enough to get one of Heartland’s writers as a guest on the Dennis Prager Show today (listen in the player above.)
On June 20, a story by Loren Heal titled “California Schools to Train Kids to Sell ObamaCare” outlined how the Los Angeles Los Angeles School District will receive $990,000 in federal taxpayer money so that teens can be “trained to be messengers to family members” on the wonders of the Affordable Care Act. (The story was reprinted the same day, with our permission, at Human Events.)
An excerpt from the story:
Covered California spokeswoman Sarah Soto-Taylor said staff have not questioned this goal.
“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,” she said.
LAUSD will also use tax-paid staff to promote ObamaCare through phone calls to students’ homes, in-class presentations, and meetings with employees eligible for ObamaCare’s taxpayer-covered healthcare, the grant award says.
One in three Los Angeles students never graduates high school.
That’s right. Your tax dollars are being used to indoctrinate high school kids on the glories of government medicine so they can be properly instructed to sell the idea to their parents. In America.