Health Fail: Healthcare.gov´s implosion may be due to one of its major developers being selected less for its technical competence than for cronyism. Perhaps the White House was hoping for a friends and family discount. Why pick a Canadian firm with a French name to help develop the official ObamaCare website? It certainly wasn´t based on the track record in developing health care software of CGI Federal, the IT contractor that orchestrated most of the Healthcare.gov website. CGI Federal is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canada´s CGI Group (CGI stands for "Conseillers en Gestion et Informatique" in French, which roughly translates to
How can a contract for a job as big and important as the administration of the ACA be given to a second rate company without considering any other candidates? And then when the job is done the cost is 7x the original estimate and the program doesn´t work. This cries to the heavens for an investigation but don´t hold your breath. Too many people on the take in this one.
I don´t know why they didn´t get the same IT outfit that put the NSA systems together. Those folks don´t seem to have any trouble getting into the business of aging grandmothers in Podunkville, Texas, or world leaders across the pond.
It does make you wonder, doesn´t it?
The only answer I can come up with is, the NSA systems were before 0bamboozler´s time.
I suspect the Mulatto and the Mooch have lined their pockets with thousand dollar bills on the kickbacks they got from the MengeleCare website debacle; preparing for after-office retirement. I expect by the time this reign of terror is over, Mooch will be able to afford here own airplane to jet around from one luxury report to another.
Follow the money. These GCI Klowns came highly recommended from the Dem´s socialist buddies to the North, the Lieberal Party of Canada.
No, not for competency. In fact, they are fundamentally incompetent but they shine when it comes to lying, cheating and kickbacks. There is little in this world that is more corrupt than a Lieberal Quebecker.
If your company had a contract for $600 million wouldn´t you be getting updates on what was being done and giving input on what you wanted for your $600 million bucks? That´s a lot of money to bring in before you even see a dime´s return on your investment. But then it is so much easier to launder the money when you send it out of the country.
They knew it was an incompetent firm but that was the plan. A complicent contractor to kick money back to them then spend more to so call ´fix´ the problem with more money coming their way. This is a huge criminal enterprise we are watching.
The evidence is becoming more and more apparent: Who picked the website firm? Who talked to the insurance companies about Obamacare? Who has Secret Service protection in a job that shouldn´t require it?
When is somebody in the MSM going to notice that Valerie Jarrett is the actual President, and Obama is only a figurehead?
No-bid contracts are supposed to be used only in cases when it is obvious that nobody else is going to be better for the job that needs to be done. Who thinks there was an obvious exclusive choice in this case? I think the website could have been made for less than $100M including the buildings full of servers and network access, which would be most of the cost. To set up a database and web interface is routine. Think what Costco, BJ´s, Lowes, Home Depot, etc. have to give you online. Orders of magnitude more complicated. There is something deeply wrong with this no-bid even happening. I think it has to do with the 0bomunists needing Soviet style control over the operation. There may already be some "disappeared" people involved with it.
One issue that floats that no one seems to have addressed is if the Obamacare funding was built into it when it, ahem, passed, where is the language that allowed Obama and motley crew to jack up the cost and allow the overruns to 640 million?
It´s probably "out there" but what if Obama decided to just take the money and run, never deliver, tell people what they want to hear until he is out of office?(assuming he isn´t ridden out on rails before then). His theft of this project reminds of the stories about the Irish Travelers-who hoodwink home owners into paying them in advance for repairs and then book. We have an elderly lady in a nearby town called Townsend, who paid a roofer almost $4000 in advance for a roof repair-actually gave him the insurance check. The roofer split, never delivered, mobile home where they operated their "office" is now abandoned. Contacted by phone by an investigative journalist, they claim they are still in business, did nothing wrrong but no one can find them. Reminds of Obama.
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ValJar is running the country, she auto-pens anything needing Obamas signature. We may never know just how many bills/laws/resolutions/whatevers have been fraudulently signed by this Iranian mole without BHO even being in the same country.
As for the money spent on the website, lets see how many democrats suddenly have a "surge" of campaign money next fall.
The arrogance of their not picking any one the exciting high tech companies in San Francisco or Silicon Valley, is proof positive the Mooch conspirators cabal KNEW the Diane Sawyers TV liar actors would cover her kick backing ass. The commie charade of destruction to America goes on with complicit help from all MSM.
By the way ( as the lovely old cliche goes), congratulations to the IBD editorial researcher writer for excellent investigative details in definitively uncovering the single important flaw in all this commie "health fail" chaos. Mooches arrogance flairs up again with a "no bid" insider choice of a singularly fouled up third rate company with a proven lousy records. All the hillbilly family insider connection is sickening. This exceptional investigative work is the key to exposing the massive stealth fraud of this most corrupt, worse than Clinton-like mal administration.
Jarrett ( who looks like the old Pat character from SNL, neither man nor woman , like she´s in transition from one gender to another , I just can´t figure out which one ) is the de facto POTUS and CINC. Obama has obviously abdicated his Constitutional responsibilities and given them to Jarrett and Michelle . Jarrett´s hands were all over the endless delay in making a decision on the surge in 2009. She probably ordered the stand down at Benghazi. I´m surprised the Biden faction takes Jarrett´s usurpation so passively.
Consider this. What if it´s not Soros, or the Communists, or the "One-Worlders" behind the takeover and destruction of the United States? Then who? Try this:
How about the Black Nationalist. Black Muslim, racist, reparations now, "God D**n America, "Say it loud" crowd? Before you reject this out of hand, consider the following:
Pigford, Trayvon Martin, Sharpton, the number of blacks on the payroll and behind the scenes, the CGI shadiness, the redistribution theme, the soaring numbers of folks on government handout schemes, the expressed/implied hatred of whites by Obama himself, and the abject fear of anyone to address the black takeover of the U.S.
Too much for you? Try this: Would a different Attorney General already be looking into the Obamacare website cronyism/corruption?
My spy miniature drone FLY overheard le curtsying bath house blo fairy queen barbie hussein Ø´blamer the ever innocent, not involved and never informed whine to it´s main squeeze ( jØn- jØn mc-cain is the latest recipient of the coveted Blue Dress with matching knee pads award -BDMKPA)that it had been usurped by Comrade Valkyrie Jarrett. Le queen hussein seems to resent it´s master puppeteer. Note: Lil´jØn- jØn mc-cain served in nam with lurch and Hanoi jane.
It IS about them getting rich, but it is even more about POWER: + power to control your toilet, + power to control your light bulbs, + power to help radical Muzzies, + power to lie about anything you want whenever you want (you know the media will cover for you), + power to take even more of your money, + power to stifle free speech (through PC-talk and the IRS), + power to take away your guns, and now + power to control your very body (ObamaCare).
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