Thursday, October 10, 2013


The Obamacare roll out and its site, (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 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, 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.

1 comment:

Mark said...

An update: I've heard different numbers on this since I posted. It is hard to get one's arms around just how much has been spent on (which is one reason I hedged my post with "?" and the like). But the $634,320,919 may be inflated.