Government-contracted geeks are unlikely to have the Obamacare website ready to roll by December 1 as solemnly promised by the White House, yet another failure and broken promise related to the Obamacare fiasco.
Did your parents tell you not to make promises you can’t keep? Apparently the group occupying the White House didn’t have such parents.
Let me ask you a question. HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE ANYTHING THIS DAMN WHITE HOUSE SAYS, PARTICULARLY ON LIFE AND DEATH ISSUES LIKE IRAN?
From the Washington Post:
The insurance exchange is balking when more than 20,000 to 30,000 people attempt to use it at the same time — about half its intended capacity, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to disclose internal information. And CGI Federal, the main contractor that built the site, has succeeded in repairing only about six of every 10 of the defects it has addressed so far.
Government workers and technical contractors racing to repair the Web site have concluded, the official said, that the only way for large numbers of Americans to enroll in the health-care plans soon is by using other means so that the online system isn’t overburdened.
Speaking in Dallas a week ago, President Obama said that the “Web site is already better than it was at the beginning of October, and by the end of this month, we anticipate that it is going to be working the way it is supposed to, all right?”
In fact, with those taking orders on both the phone and in person also forced to use the website, people will now have to enroll via telegraph and carrier pigeon.
Thousands of pigeons are being trained this week on the mall in Washington. Federal IT workers are being tasked to clean up the bird shit.