Nobody seems to want to be forced to buy something they know little about and keeps changing to boot. That creates a problem with funding. If people don't buy in the government can't afford it and let's face it, they can only tax us so much.
First HHS tried to get corporations to contribute but ran into trouble when it was questioned whether or not these were companies that they regulated. Oops.
Okay, lets look at recruiting role models to promote it. Professional sports. Are you kidding me? At least the NFL has had the good graces to say no. They have enough image problems without having their 'role models' promoting unpopular legislation.
Okay, bad idea. Let's look at someone who has a squeaky clean image. Librarians! There are two main problems with this idea. One, librarians can and are likely to read what it is they are to promote and probably have the good sense to say no. Secondly, in this day of e-books, could they reach enough people to make the effort worthwhile? I doubt it.
These are pretty bad ideas from the get go but I save the worst for last. They want to get the kids to encourage their parents to enroll. This is akin to having truckers keep an eye on the motoring public.
Well, maybe not quite. I don't think the truckers receive any government paid training. In California they are actually going to use tax payer money to teach children how to promote Obamacare to their families. Los Angeles alone, a cash strapped school district to begin with, is going to dedicate $1 million of a Federal grant to this purpose. I won't even begin to tell you where the remainder of the grant money will go, but it won't be to the three "r"s.
Is it just me or does this smack of Hitler Youth programs where children were trained to do the governments bidding against their own families.
When the government has to stoop to indoctrinating our children to do their bidding we have a problem. Do children have the ability to sort out the appropriateness of such actions? Will they bow silently to authority figures? I'd usually advise respect for authority figures, but in this case perhaps a rebellious nature would serve them well.
Today it's Obamacare. If this succeeds, what might be next? I envision a rather lengthy list. If we're lucky and history repeats itself, however, such methods to further the ambitions of a wanna be dictator will fail. One can only hope.