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Making -- right now from Washington on the Obama administration's efforts to sell the president's health care lots of the American people the Associated Press now issuing a new report.
Say that the nation's librarians.
Are being recruited to help sign people -- Up to 171000.
Of your local library is expected to be part of this effort.
-- come just days after we -- that Hollywood in the NFL the NBA and now school kids.
Are being recruited to help promote this -- a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles school district saying quote.
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 soul let's talk about it -- marshall's -- syndicated radio talk show host of Fox News contributor.
Chris plant is host of the Chris Plante show.
Welcome to you both Christie -- get the word out so we don't but let's -- -- this threat.
Yeah I would struggle of this.
When I was originally implemented and North Korea I think it was a better idea.
The that look -- NFL let me NBA.
I've got some three PR advice for that do not latch -- -- unpopular government programs.
And put yourself in the middle of this kind of state vs the people argument I think it's a bad -- move on their part the librarians.
Creepy little east German.
But using the children and a 37.
Billion dollar program in California.
To propaganda -- children.
In our school system.
With the plan of sending them home to convinced their parents to come around to the point of view of the federal government on an unpopular program.
Is sick it's crazy I mean it's Third World banana republic.
-- -- -- and the.
-- -- -- -- -- It's very weird I mean you think about you know you're talking has come from school and you know it's one thing -- they say you're supposed to you know put firefighter fire out at the campground -- before we -- close up camp you know for the night or something sort of everyone can agree on that you know it's like a good message to send common and to try to bring get your family on board -- but -- It'll let -- the poll on this 58%.
Of those polled would like to repeal this program.
Or keep some -- bits but they want to change that the program as it exists so.
What do you think.
Well first of all I live in California where -- be hundred in -- and -- -- say cocktail and pool party might help now by the way.
For those high -- but it's girls -- link dressed.
And Chris you don't -- the -- you presented it it.
Crazy at east German but that's not the way I see it here in California living in the LA unified school district where -- -- -- go to school.
Spot in Los Angeles the plan is definitely much more popular than on national level in here in the state of California but specifically in Southern California in the Los Angeles area in the unified school district here in LA.
With the -- it it there's a big difference between selling and informing you -- -- remember the population.
All of the LA unified school district here in Los Angeles a lot of these students are first generation Americans.
Many of their parents either -- that they don't speak English -- have English as a first language that may be able to speak it but not read it are right it.
What they're trying to do is educate.
And to have the parents understand so that these people will be insured and as the wife of an orthopedic surgeon.
He can tell you it is essential if we're going to be it with help.
A for our children and our families and it -- of mindset.
That everybody have insurance.
Yeah I didn't know you love what he says plans a look at this creeping up.
I 37 million.
Dollars 37 million for this program.
And that it cannot explain how to gonna keep tabs on -- and if people are in -- the -- supposed to be informing the money's being misused heaven forbid because that would never happen as we look across you know.
A number of our government organizations that -- gonna step and it makes it -- is being well run.
Hey I mean you know that the public school system.
Do we need to spend time on this when we have such dismal reading and math numbers in California for starters and number 20.
Is this is it right to spend the taxpayers' money in this way -- -- run don't even agree with the program.
Well and it says Leslie said at a California it's very popular so they're only gonna have to spend 37 million there to brainwash children to brain -- their parents.
This is not about health care.
This is about government this is about the Obama administration.
This is about going too far to word overreach has been way over used lately.
This is not America this is not a -- can.
This is insidious this is disturbing and Leslie if it were -- Republican administration.
Propaganda -- children to go home and tell their parents to support the invasion of Iraq.
Or to support that.
Doing away with the Department of Education or what ever the Republican agenda point was I can assure you you wouldn't be nearly as sanguine about all of us.
As you're pretending you know.
Really doesn't have been right about that because it is a controversial program and it's a decision of this administration.
You know as I mean that raises a very good question about spending the money to try to get kids to convince their parents that it's okay -- Again I.
Think that you need to look at the population when you're when you're looking in Los Angeles and you're looking at the demographics of the student body here.
At -- you're asking is for you to present information.
And educate your parents on something that either a they're not.
Going to be able to understand because they don't speak the language or currency.
They're frightened no I I know that you guys love to you know talk about inflate the clip.
Chris you and your buddies over there on the right of Nancy Pelosi and reading -- not a lot politicians left and right whether they voted for it or not if they didn't read it do you really think.
That these parents are it here in Los Angeles and through other parts of the United States quite frankly.
And in this is not by the way these pilot programs although this is about.
Obama camp private pilot programs have been used -- by the government and it in the past and I know it freaks people like to hear teens.
But Chris you know I love you but let's let's put grassy -- aside this is.
Not you know I had these -- kids you know I want them to love the federal -- yeah that's exactly what politics of what we're talking about just the fact that there's been an acknowledgment in the administration at this is going to be very tricky to implement and they really don't sound so sanguine about how well it's gonna -- out.
Sit on top of that you look at how much money they're gonna have to spend just to get the message across even if you're on board with that eyes start to look unwieldy and problematic to a lot of folks I think we that we -- it now.
Leslie thank you very much.
Chris great to have you here -- -- good exercise.
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