The government spent about $634 million on creating healthcare.gov; what did they do with all that money? Well, they created a huge mess. They contracted five different people who apparently built their portions while "hiding in silos" and never communicating with each other and they built it on 10+ year-old software.
Seton Motley, founder and president of Less Government joins The Heartland Institute to discuss the horrific technical problems of the Obamacare rollout.
Facebook is 9 years old! The first Pirates of the Caribbean came out around the same time that the software for healthcare.gov came out... Come on! So, how did they spend so much money and still not deliver? Well, Motley offers up the "wallet rule" as explanation — if you went out on a Friday night with your own wallet, but went out on a Saturday night with someone else's wallet, which night do you think you'd have more fun on?
The point is, when you spend other people's money, you are less frugal,...
Some wireless competitors and the DOJ/OSTP are urging the FCC to effectively change their spectrum aggregation rules to treat low-band spectrum-technology <1 GHz competitively different than high-band spectrum-technology >1 GHz.
If the FCC complies, it effectively would subdivide the current spectrum marketplace into two technology markets: <1GHz and >1GHz, for the first time in twenty years of spectrum auction history. It also would set the precedent for the FCC...
We are currently hobbled by a whole host of federal government debacles. An endless litany of Government Operator Errors (GOEs).
Many are chronic. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are staring down $84 TRILLION in unfunded liabilities – simply staggering, nationally debilitating GOEs. And there is oh-so-much-more.
U.S. Postal Service Might End Saturday Delivery to Help Close $238 Billion Gap
Washington Spends $25 Billion Annually Maintaining Unused or Vacant...
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