Brainwashing Taxpayers with Taxpayer Money

The Affordable Care Act and Common Core are two policies the Obama administration has promoted that are widely unpopular.  Instead of responding in a constructive way to the widespread opposition to these policies, the Obama administration has responded by advertising them.  The Obama administration is spending money our money to indoctrinate us that it's terrible policies are good for us.

If the Obama administration can convince Americans that Obamacare is a good thing then that helps ensure election of Democrats.  If Democrats can sweep Congress and the Senate in the next election than Obama will have a completely free hand to finalize his transformation of the United States into the communist utopia of his dreams.  Part of such convincing involves convincing people to sign up for Obamacare.  Obamacare depends on people who have some money signing up so that their money can be redistributed toward the health care of those who have less money.  People who don't sign up are required by law to pay a penalty and that penalty could be raised but that would be terrible PR for Obamacare.  Hence advertising propaganda.

Common Core is a means of left wing indoctrination of American children in schools.  It is also a terrible curriculum that makes teachers and students miserable.  Here is a recent testimony about Common Core by a kindergarten teacher.

 

 

Breitbart wrote:

According to a Politico report, in an "urgent effort" that "stems from a sense among supporters that this is a make-or-break moment for the Common Core, which is under siege all over the country," a "coalition including the Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will launch a national advertising blitz Sunday targeted at Republicans skeptical about the standards."

The spots will reportedly feature people touting Common Core and trying to convince Americans that it will not be a federal takeover of the education system. Local Chamber of Commerce leaders have also been telling their legislatures that implementing Common Core is now their "No. 1 issue."

The business community has won small victories in Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin, and they think they may be slowly turning the tide against Common Core's opposition. The Business Roundtable is also working with “governors, committee chairs, House speakers, [and] presidents of Senates” to counter opposition to Common Core.

    Democrats like to accuse the Republicans of being aligned with big business but big business is aligning with Democrats to support Common Core and target Republicans because Republicans have added opposition to Common Core to their platform.

Corporate interests are also openly threatening to shower funds on politicians who support the standards, multiple elements of which were funded by U.S. taxpayers, to help counter the popular rebellion.

“Pro-Common Core commercials have been airing ad nauseam in a desperate attempt to persuade American families to support the beleaguered federal education standards/testing/technology racket,” observed influential conservative commentator Michelle Malkin in a column that has been widely reprinted across the conservative, traditional, and alternative media. “Who's funding these public relations pushes? D.C. lobbyists, entrenched politicians and Big Business interests.”

Alex Newman wrote in the New American that:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, meanwhile, devoted more than $50 million to lobbying last year. Like the Business Roundtable, the U.S. Chamber has also been a fervent supporter of the establishment agenda being pushed by Obama: amnesty, subversion of sovereignty through misnamed “free” trade regimes, taxpayer-funded bailouts, crony capitalism, bigger government, and more. It plans to drop another $50 million to bankroll Big Government politicians who will work for its agenda instead of the Constitution and the American people.    

Offering more insight into its views and agenda, the Chamber partnered with a radical progressive outfit funded by Big Business dubbed the “Center for American Progress” to promote the nationalization of education. Founded by Obama administration policy architect John Podesta, who recently came under fire for working with the United Nations to develop a plan to “dramatically alter” the “worldview and behavior” of every person on earth, CAP has been a key source of radical Big Government plans foisted on America by the Obama administration — including many of the schemes adopted unconstitutionally by executive decree.

Aside from the federal government and the Obama administration, which has doled out many billions in taxpayer funds to state governments that agreed to impose Common Core on schools, billionaire Bill Gates has undoubtedly been the single largest provider of financial backing for the controversial standards and the propaganda to support them. The most oft-cited estimates suggest the population-control zealot, UN devotee, and Microsoft founder has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on the scheme so far. However, a new analysis by former Georgia State University Professor Jack Hassard indicates that the real total is well above $2 billion.

Michelle Malkin has written an article about where the money is coming from for the Common Core propaganda.
 

According to an article written in July 4 by CBS the marketing campaign for Obamacare will cost at least $684 million dollars.  People are being manipulated with ads.


In Colorado, TV commercials show people being magically transformed into champions. One minute they’re shopping for health insurance on a computer, the next they’re winning at a horse race, in a casino or at the World Series with champagne corks flying. The slogan: “When health insurance companies compete, the only winner is you.”

That’s because market research shows Coloradans like competition, said Tom Leydon, CEO of Denver-based advertising and digital marketing agency Pilgrim.

The celebratory scenes “remind people of the good feeling they get when they win,” he said.