1. bettycooper

    October 9th, 2013

    Well then. Problem solved.
    Obamacare is only missing the foreign …um…contributions.

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  2. sTevo

    October 9th, 2013

    - – - >The federal government’s red-faced CTO Todd Park says the exchange websites work fine as long as no one is using them. Yes, he really said that.< – - -

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  3. Pogosticks

    October 9th, 2013

    Who needs the “Death Panels”? With this malfunctioning site that no one can sign up for “Obumblecare” on, all he has to now do is issue yet another “Executive Order” stating that anyone without healthcare insurance will be refused services by any kind of medical facility.

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  4. Tiger Eyes

    October 9th, 2013

    It might help to remember this Miracle of ObamaCare was conceived by criminals. Democrats knew it was never intended to work.

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  5. Bob M.

    October 9th, 2013

    “How Did Obama‚Äôs Money Grubbing Sites Work So Well?”

    Fewer people visit them?

    How many George Soros’ do you NEED? :roll:

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  6. Anonymous

    October 9th, 2013

    Lol..one requires you to be a us citzen!

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  7. TN Tuxedo

    October 9th, 2013

    It is my firm belief that the sign-up process was never intended to work.

    The ACA individual mandate states that Americans must have insurance, or else pay a fine. Obama obviously doesn’t want Americans on private insurance. As long as the private insurance industry still exists, this pipe dream of his will not come true.

    Keeping people from getting private insurance directly is easy: make having insurance mandatory (thus maximizing demand and, similarly, the market price), while making the penalty for not having it strikingly low. But then there’s the matter of those pesky exchanges.

    If Americans could get private insurance through the exchanges at an “affordable” rate, that would do nothing toward realizing Obama’s single-payer dream. However, if private insurance companies couldn’t provide affordable coverage (or, through government incompetence, were prevented from providing it), even with the “help” of government subsidies, the administration would declare the existing insurance system a lost cause, and the government would “have no choice” but to take over the whole thing, thus giving Obama the single-payer system he’s wanted all along.

    Hanlon’s Razor says: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” Our president shaves with this Razor every stinking day, hoping that We the People never see his extreme malice as anything more that the incompetence of the people below his pay grade.

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  8. 99th Squad Leader

    October 9th, 2013

    Since most people will not be able to sign up for Obamacare or can’t pay IRS penalty tax or afford insurance, looks like the debtors prisons will be returning.

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  9. Mr.Gates

    October 10th, 2013

    Campaign web sites are created by private sector.

    Deathcamp web site was created by government employees. As they tell us, they only hire the best employees they can find. (With their preferences and set asides.)

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  10. Mike (the other Mike in Brazil)

    October 10th, 2013

    To caveat Mr. Gates comment above:

    Yup, and I am not defending shit here, just giving an honest opinion.

    The campaign websites are done in the private sector, and is intended to handle the load…

    The government is different though. There is some talent there, but it is compartmentalized. The webmaster emails the DBA, and they get things working in test. Everything is good, then they run it through the PR folks for approval, while waiting for HIPAA accreditation. Finally, everything comes together, and along comes the IA guy (me, about 2 years ago, and has nothing to do with this one ;-)

    Bam! Nothing works. NIST ‘recommendations’ (http://csrc.nist.gov when it works again), are law on government networks.

    Bottom line: they thought of security last, with all that personal data, and getting it legal as an afterthought, broke it.

    I saw this hundreds of times before I left, and knew exactly what had happened when the story broke ;-)


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