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Nick Anderson

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    No, looks more like the House Republicans figuring out the budget.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 9 months ago

    Even super-lib Nick sees Obama(non)care for what it is: A disaster.

  3. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Just like George W’s sell-out to big Pharma? What’s it part D? something like that.

  4. DaSharkie

    DaSharkie GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Sad thing is that the web site was a no-bid contract, now costing between 2 and 3 times what it was supposed to using 10 year old technology.

    Yup. The Feds only had 3 years to get this thing ready.

    And the American people are supposed to actually feel safe and be better off? I am quite skeptical.

  5. mnsmkd

    mnsmkd GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Over 634 MILLION for the web site which was supposed to cost “only” one million……Where’s the outrage?

  6. soupinnh

    soupinnh said, 9 months ago

    Wow – Racism at its worst!

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 9 months ago

    @soupinnh

    I actually disagree, Soupi, and folks get on my case about bringing up the racist slant.
    So many liberal journalists and writers have been finding out info on the roll out of this Oct 1 sign up web site. The lack of beta testing, the foolish inclusion of many designers as if to give everyone a piece of the credit, and the failure to consider the number of people who might investigate the site showed enormous lack of planning and vision.
    There is no doubt that this website can be fixed, perhaps even before the deadline, but Mr. Obama has opened himself and his team to much criticism by failing to test the product before releasing it live. The use of monkeys to show such foolishness isn’t racist, though with all of the taints of racism surrounding things involving the way conservatives view this President, your impression has a sad validity. I just don’t think it’s the case here.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Ha, next up this will be what it is like in the hospital and emergency room.

  9. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @mnsmkd

    Must have used Halliburton for the job.

  10. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Debt Free

    Of course, your app would probably be bought pennies on the dollar from some starving computer tech by a larger corporate entity who would then sell it to the government at highly inflated beyond reason prices, giving them obscene profits which they would use to buy a Republican Congressman who would then lower their taxes or provide another overshore tax exclusion which they would then in turn use to buy ads proclaiming how the government doesn’t work and everything should just be turned over to “free” enterprise. Oh and while they were at it, repeal the 13th Amendment and use the principles of eminent domain to “enlist” your a$$ in a war of choice because somebody has some oil reserves. Yep, where’s the outrage?

  11. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Gore Bane

    No let’s be more accurate and compare them to Boehner, Cruz and company. After all, where’s the conservative outrage over cost us some $24 BILLION for the government shut down in wages lost and activity stalled. Oh and don’t forget, we might get to do it all over again in a few months. There’s that adult attitude we have come to expect from the Republiclans.

  12. Mhic Dhu Ghaill

    Mhic Dhu Ghaill GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    Tell me about it. My last job in the USAF in 1983 was coordinating the delivery of 1960 technology computer systems to reconniasance units and trying to convince them it was an improvement

  13. brent

    brent GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Who likes the idea of Lowest Bidder? What sounds “fiscally responsible” is actually a fool’s errand.

  14. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, 9 months ago

    the company that was rewarded to create the healthcare.gov website are from canada, not silicon valley or seattle or any other high tech areas of america.

  15. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 9 months ago

    @coraryan

    Let’s discuss the knee-jerk gleeful reactions to the glitches, too, shall we?
    .
    More costly, less effective. It’s a continuing Republican insane mantra of privatization, and “running government like a business.”
    .
    Outsourcing government has never been about cost savings or efficiency. Republicans are all excited about juicy, big fat contracts they can parcel out to political donors.
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    This outsourced clusterf**k that is the national Obamacare portal is a case in point.
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    Of course, that doesn’t stop the wingnuts from lumping the merits of the ACA with the rollout – the irony is that the policy of outsourcing the task to a private company was a failure.

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