Sunday, October 27, 2013

The True Welfare State

Is it a coincidence that Michelle Obama's Princeton classmate and one-time policy analyst for the GAO is Toni Townes-Whitley, Executive Vice President of the lead company for the website design? Daily Caller

According to a June report from the Government Accountability Office, a total of 55 contractors were retained to work on the rollout of the federal health-care marketplace. CGI Federal was the primary one, and had received $88 million out of the $394 million that had been spent at that point.  Washington Post

CGI and it's subsidiaries have a long history of government work:

Canadian Gun Registry: Failed
Hawaii Tax Dept IT: Failed
eHealth Ontario: Failed
Vermont Health Connect: Failed

Fox News 

This, is Normal

Despite many years of attempts at contract reform, the one constant in government contracting is that the government routinely gets screwed.  One can't place sole blame on the contractors though, as the government routinely backs into these things with its pants down around its firmly gripped ankles.

Many people think the movie Pentagon Wars is a fictitious comedy, take my word for it, it's not fiction and the only thing that makes it hilariously funny is the fact that most of what you see is true.  I highly recommend it, not because it is one of the great movies, but because it is highly educational.

And don't think I'm picking on the DoD, what you see is not limited to the Department of Defense but is found throughout our government.


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