Four things the U.S. government did faster than building the Obamacare website.


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Four things the U.S. government did faster than building the Obamacare website.

I’ll give you a hint: None of them were done during Obama’s administration. And all of them were far more challenging that writing the software for a webpage.

7 comments

  • joe

    I think all four events had a unified population behind the effort, in the case of Obama care the public has largely been against this legislation. That fact does not answer questions about the horrible rollout debacle, this government has proven over and over how inept they can be. Maybe its a good thing the republicans backed down on trying to get a one year delay on the personal mandate, it seems that once they backed off, the rollout began in earnest and the dems said wait a minute, maybe we should delay, they have egg on their face, the rollout proved that they don’t have a clue as how to fix this mess. In reality it can never be fixed!

  • joe

    With regard to the Manhatten project, the public at large was most likely not aware. Could we as a nation duplicate things like the Hoover dam and the moon shot? I think with the bureaucratization of American government, that none of these feats could be possible as too many chiefs have a say as to how, what, when and where things happen, as an example the space launch system, congress built a monster that does nothing it wants it to do, is over budget and may never fly!

  • Remember when it was ‘our’ government, and not ‘the’ government?

  • Don

    When that bridge collapsed a few years back in Minneapolis-St.Paul an entirely new bridge was built within a year. The state DOT and EPA et al gave virtual carte blanche to the builders. So it can be done if government gets out of the way.

  • Cotour

    A positive prediction for a change in regards to this offence to the Constitution.

    (The government, specifically the American government, can not mandate that an individual buy health insurance! I don’t care what the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court says!)

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenhayward/2013/11/11/obamacare-will-be-repealed-well-in-advance-of-the-2014-elections/

  • Edward

    It seems that the government is capable of performing the items that are stated in Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution. You know, the only things that the federal government is *supposed* to do. Specifically:

    “8: To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts…
    “11: To declare War…
    “12: To raise and support Armies…
    “13: To provide and maintain a Navy…
    “14: To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces…
    “15: To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions…
    “16: To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States…”

    They really seem to do poorly with other tasks, not allowed by the Constitution, such as:

    The “war” on poverty (we’re still losing that one).
    The Education Department (US education is worse now than when that department was created)
    Social Insecurity (will still run out of money)
    Medicare (ditto)
    and, of course, Obamacare (a money loser after the first ten years, starting almost four years ago).

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