The Obamacare roll out and its site, healthcare.gov (I’m not linking it; it has enough problems), is a disaster mocked by geeks. But at least somebody is getting their money’s worth. . . . It’s just not us taxpayers:
But the fact that Healthcare.gov can’t do the one job it was built to do isn’t the most infuriating part of this debacle – it’s that we, the taxpayers, seem to have forked up more than $634 million of the federal purse to build the digital equivalent of a rock.
The exact cost to build Healthcare.gov, according to U.S. government records, appears to have been $634,320,919, which we paid to a company you probably never heard of: CGI Federal. [Actually, CGI may have gotten just over half of that sum with others getting the rest, but you get the picture. – ed.] The company originally won the contract back in 2011, but at that time, the cost was expected to run “up to” $93.7 million – still a chunk of change, but nothing near where it ended up.
Possibly up to $634,320,919 . . . For a really crappy website – your taxdollars at work under the Obama Administration.
Heck, you could throw $10K into a room of teenage nerds and do better.
And, yes, I agree with the Instapundit:
Somebody look up the folks at CGI Federal, which got the money, and see what their connections to the Administration are. . . .
I don’t know what would be worse, that the Obama Regime is that incompetent . . . or that corrupt.