Obama Obamacare government health care website not working, Despots always blame people not systems, Government (especially crony capitalism) is not the best means to do anything well

Obama Obamacare government health care website not working, Despots always blame people not systems, Government (especially crony capitalism) is not the best means to do anything well

 
“The problem is that government is not the best means to do anything well. The problem is the absence of two crucial things: the knowledge to assemble the resources properly and the means to make the economic assessment of the value of competitive resources. This is what happens when you eliminate the profit-and-loss system. You can throw massive resources at a problem with the end result being disappointing.”…Zero Hedge October 27, 2013

“…and Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They [socialists] always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them.”…Margaret Thatcher

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed

–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

Government is not the best means to do anything well, especially with crony capitalism, instead of real capitalism.

ObamaStalin

From Zero Hedge October 27, 2013.

“You didn’t want to be the guy chosen to tell Stalin that the wheat crop failed or the production quotas on trucks and cars were not met. Why?

Because despots always blame people, not systems.

In the same way, you don’t want to be the guy chosen to tell Obama that his health care websites are a disaster. But that’s what they are, and he’s managed to blame everyone but himself.

At his hilarious and embarrassing press conference on Monday, the president first assured us that “no one is madder than me” about website failures. Then, of course, he lashed out at the critics and implicitly blamed them for technical failures.

“It’s time for folks to stop rooting for its failure, because hardworking, middle-class families are rooting for its success.”

Someone needs to explain to this guy that rooting one way or another does not cause a website to fail. Crop failures in Russia were not because of the enemies of communism, and the failure of Obama’s health care websites are not due to his political enemies, either. The problem is that government is a bad developer, even when it’s contracting out.

Then Obama said, “We did not wage this long and contentious battle just around a website. That’s not what this was about.”

There he goes again, defining his own reality. By plunging into direct provision of a commercial service and forcing people to cough up for it, Obamacare and its website must be prepared to be accessed just like any other private market service.

People don’t like it when websites are flaky and do not perform. By dismissing this feature — treating the website as if it is just a luxury feature that has nothing to do with the program itself — he reveals that he’s stuck in the past.

A website is not just a convenience. It is the heart and soul of a service that purports to serve everyone. In some ways, this is the most important website this government has ever produced. People don’t use the sites of the Pentagon or Housing and Urban Development. But this one people not only use, but are forced to use. Its failure is epic.

The president then made matters worse. He pointed out that people can download a form and mail it in. Also that people can go to centers where there are people who can help. Then he even rattled off an 800 number that people could call.

As The New York Times said with a funny blandness: “Several calls to the number immediately after he read it produced busy signals.”

Busy signals? I think the last time I heard one of those I was in seventh grade. No one under the age of 25 even knows what a “busy signal” is.

The terrifying thing is that all the troubles with HealthCare.gov foreshadow what’s coming with the new system of health care. Who can doubt it? It is going to be thrown back, inefficient, backward-looking, full of bureaucracy, insanely expensive, characterized by busy signals, and ultimately ending with a demand to come back another day.”

“The problem is that government is not the best means to do anything well. The problem is the absence of two crucial things: the knowledge to assemble the resources properly and the means to make the economic assessment of the value of competitive resources. This is what happens when you eliminate the profit-and-loss system. You can throw massive resources at a problem with the end result being disappointing.

Again, it is not just about the website. It is about the whole system. The fools who imposed this system had all the expertise, all the arrogance, all the money, and all the power, and they still couldn’t do it. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of workable and useful websites go up every day.

Has there ever been in our times a better symbol of the failure of government? The truth is this: Government doesn’t work. Here’s the proof. It’s just the beginning. If you want health care in the future, you are going to have to look outside the system. And plenty of people right now are working on that solution, which, unlike that which the experts create, will actually serve human needs.”

Read more:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-10-27/guest-post-plan-not-working

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5 responses to “Obama Obamacare government health care website not working, Despots always blame people not systems, Government (especially crony capitalism) is not the best means to do anything well

  1. From prior post.

    bob strauss:

    Link to my post above.

    http://www.birtherreport.com/2013/10/document-expert-identifies-obama-forger.html

    James:

    Benghazi: 60 Minutes Video http://www.birtherreport.com/2013/10/cbs-news-drops-benghazi-bomb-on-obama.html

    Jonah:

    Bob and James,
    RE:
    Under Seal: Document Expert Identifies Obama BC Forger; Media Complicit
    AND
    Benghazi: 60 Minutes Video – – –

    The heat is on so NOW the Obama’s decide to go to church giving the impression they are Christians. We are all aware of the hypocrisy………….

    President Obama and his family attended Sunday services at St. John’s Episcopal Church, which is across Lafayette Park from the White House.

    It is a day for reflection, not politics.

    When a pool reporter asked if the Obamacare website can be fixed by the end of November, Obama responded: “C’mon guys. I’m going to church.”

    During the service, seminarian Sarah Taylor offered prayers “for Barack, our president, the leaders of Congress, the Supreme Court, and all who are in authority, for Afghanistan, and the Middle East, for this community, the nation and the world.”

    After church, in the afternoon, Obama took a motorcade to Fort Belvoir, Va., for a round of golf.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/10/27/obama-barack-michelle-malia-sasha-st-johns/3280709/

  2. “Detroit Pensioners Face Miserable 16 Cent On The Dollar Recovery”

    “Starting with Detroit, where as Reuters reports, the recovery to pensioners, retirees and all other unsecured creditors will be…. 16 cents on the dollar!… or less than what Greek bondholders got in the country’s latest (and certainly not final) bankruptcy.”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-10-27/detroit-pensioners-face-miserable-16-cent-dollar-recovery

    However, less reported is Chicago’s problem:

    “Corporations are moving in, and housing prices are looking better across the region. There has been a slight uptick in population. But a crushing problem lurks beneath the signs of economic recovery in Chicago: one of the most poorly funded pension systems among the nation’s major cities. Its plight threatens to upend the finances of President Obama’s hometown, now run by his former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel.

    The pension fund for retired Chicago teachers stands at risk of collapse. The city’s four funds for other retired city workers are short by $19.5 billion. At least one of the funds is in peril of running out of money in less than a decade. And starting in 2015, the city will be required by the state to make far larger contributions to the funds, which could leave it hundreds of millions of dollars in the red — as much as it would cost to pay 4,300 police officers to patrol the streets for a year.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/06/us/chicago-sees-pension-crisis-drawing-near.html?pagewanted=all&_r=2&

    Did I mention crony capitalism?

    Obama, et al, helped create this mess.

  3. Here is a list of contractors that received over $1 million in Obamacare contracts.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3081260/posts

  4. “I’m surprised Initech from the movie Office Space wasn’t on the list.”

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3081260/posts

  5. “Serco boss quits as firm seeks new start after scandals”

    “The chief executive of outsourcing firm Serco has quit as part of a major reorganisation aimed at rebuilding its reputation with its biggest customer, the British government, following a series of scandals.

    The UK government, which accounts for about 25 percent of Serco’s revenue, said in July it would not award the firm or rival G4S any new contracts pending a review of existing ones, after an audit discovered they had charged for tagging criminals who were dead, in prison or not being monitored.

    The scandal has intensified the debate in Britain over the outsourcing of public services to profit-driven private firms – a key strategy to reduce government spending, but which has also led to a string of embarrassments, such as when G4S failed to supply enough security staff for the 2012 London Olympics.”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/25/us-serco-idUSBRE99O0DD20131025

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