Re: White House claims Obamacare website fixes are being done with
posted at 12/6/2013 3:24 PM EST
In response to massmoderateJoe's comment:
In response to A_Concerned_Citizen's comment:
Ummm, wasn't the original website built by a private sector company?
What the neo-cons are not willing to admit is that every large project built on behalf of gov't, whether it's an aircraft carrier, the Big Dig or the ACA website, is built by private sector companies.
The question gets back to oversight and management capability and leadership.
There is only one company that has built every aircraft carrier since post WWII. They know what they're doing and the relationship with DOD through NAVSEA is well established.
The Big Dig was the largest and most complex urban highway project in history. Sure there were some delays and costs grew as the project worked its way through the environmental approval process that was like a candy store for impacted stakeholders public and private. Politics drove decisions for expediency but in the final analysis Sen Kerry was this the project was a bargain for teh benefits it provided. Been to downtown Boston, South Boston or driven to the airport lately? Just think what it would be like without the Big Dig.
The ACA website was built by multiple firms and developers. The big problem is the integretion decision of how to combine those resources and provide intregated testing was managed by Seblius. The executive branch was way too involved in the development, failed to delegate, refused to take the private sector advice that it wasn't ready and no one apparently had the stones to inform POTUS, because due to his lack of leadership skills he has a shoot the messenger style and doesn't like bad news. Numerous Op Ed's have been written on that last subject.
"The Big Dig was the largest and most complex urban highway project in history. Sure there were some delays and costs grew as the project worked its way through the environmental approval process..."
Hey I suffered for many years as everyone else living there, with Boston traffic, and appreciate the new tunnels.
Maybe it is a 'bargain', but surely it should have been much more of a bargain; $25 billion wasnt a sale price.
Isnt it a huge understatement to say there were "some delays and costs"??
It was beyond absurd....20-30 years and cost overruns beyond belief. Everyone had their hand out, with billions spent on phony "environmental mitigation measures"....
The public sector in its inefficient dinosaur glory. Cant we learn from mistakes made?