So the federal government can create a spy network capable of warrantlessly intercepting millions of confidential communications (which it’s storing here) … but it can’t run a website to sign people up for government-run health insurance exchanges?
Four government contractors sat before a U.S. House Energy and Commerce committee hearing in Washington, D.C. this week to answer questions from grandstanding Republicans eager to discuss something other than their latest unconditional surrender to the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama.
Their goal? Scoring political points against Obama’s socialized medicine program – which they refused to unite against during the recent debate over the so-called “government shutdown” (and before the so-called “shutdown,” actually).
But hey … it’s okay for “Republicans” to hate Obamacare again now that they don’t have to worry about actually stopping it.
What’s the deal with the broken Obamacare website?
Nobody knows … and everybody’s pointing fingers.
“Our portion of the application worked as designed,” said Cheryl Campbell, senior vice president of the Canadian-owned company that built the site. “End-to-end testing was the responsibility of the (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid).”
Okay … so government screwed up. No surprise there.
How does the problem get fixed?
“If there was a silver bullet to answer that question, I would give it to you,” Campbell said. “It’s the end-to-end aspect that is a challenge.”
So taxpayers spent hundreds of millions of dollars on a website that doesn’t work … and are now on the hook for hundreds of millions of additional dollars … and there’s still no “silver bullet” for fixing the damn thing?