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Obama to outline second-term tech plan for 'smarter' government
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Posted on 07/08/2013 6:32:24 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama to outline second-term tech plan for 'smarter' government

8:42am EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will describe on Monday his second-term plan for "smarter government" by using technology and data to deliver services faster and save taxpayers money, the White House said.

Obama will meet privately with his cabinet on Monday morning about the plan and then make public remarks at 11:50 a.m. (1550 GMT).

The White House said the plan would build on progress made so far in opening up government data to entrepreneurs and in modernizing government services.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
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You mean it like the IRS?
1 posted on 07/08/2013 6:32:24 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

save money? so we can cut spending?


2 posted on 07/08/2013 6:34:51 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“smarter” = bigger. Next!


3 posted on 07/08/2013 6:35:36 AM PDT by albie
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To: Sub-Driver

4 posted on 07/08/2013 6:37:01 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Sub-Driver
smarter government

An oxymoron like "gay rights.

What he really means is doing everything he can to eliminate all this needless "separation of powers" and "limited government" nonsense and streamline the federal government so that when it wants to commandeer something (like your rights) or come after you for not acquiescing, it can do it quickly and efficiently

5 posted on 07/08/2013 6:37:32 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Sub-Driver
Word's Smartest Man Gets Even Smarter - More at 11:00


6 posted on 07/08/2013 6:38:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
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To: Mr. K

No, he means these contractors are going to pay the us government for giving them our private data. We still pay for bloated government, and Obama gets an additional stream of revenue to spread around to FOB’s.


7 posted on 07/08/2013 6:40:05 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Vaquero

8 posted on 07/08/2013 6:42:28 AM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: Iron Munro
and this is how the SOB fixed it


9 posted on 07/08/2013 6:46:38 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who is even listening to his idiot anymore?


10 posted on 07/08/2013 6:47:12 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Another “important” speech from the chief narcissist.


11 posted on 07/08/2013 6:49:35 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Sub-Driver
You mean it like the IRS?

No, like the NSA.

The SA is to come.

12 posted on 07/08/2013 6:51:49 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to be managed by central planning.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Islam. It is all about islam, one way or the other. It will be hidden in there somewhere.


13 posted on 07/08/2013 6:52:01 AM PDT by bergmeid (I told you so - now pass the ammo.)
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To: Sub-Driver

‘Smarter government’ requires lots and lots of turnover, strict term limits, and preventing career politicians as much as possible. Among other things, this ensures that people elected to public office have other skills and expertise that they use to support themselves.


14 posted on 07/08/2013 6:55:00 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Sub-Driver

Chip implants. Smart meters for people to insure equality for all.


15 posted on 07/08/2013 6:56:24 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Sub-Driver

And thus the Bay Area techies who have been writing him all those big checks get their payoff.


16 posted on 07/08/2013 7:11:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver
"Smarter" as in with a photographic memory of everything anyone has ever said, written, downloaded, tweeted, or updated. Where they have traveled, what they have bought, when they were where, whom they were with, what pictures they took. What doctors they have seen, what they have told their therapist(s), what medications they receive. Everything. That kind of smarter.
17 posted on 07/08/2013 7:13:21 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Rummyfan

Actually I have been expecting this move for some time.

How do you overcome the argument that Communism has failed every time it’s been tried?

“The proper technology to centrally manage an economy did not exist then. But with today’s high-tech tools and software, it should be a snap for the best and the brightest to pull this off.”

Just waiting for SAP to release their Five Year Plan Module...


18 posted on 07/08/2013 7:13:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Garbage in garbage out.

Maybe it’s time to start generating more garbage?


19 posted on 07/08/2013 7:19:04 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Sub-Driver

Smarter Government = collection of more personal data.


20 posted on 07/08/2013 7:22:10 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: albie

Yep. “Smarter” = euphemism for more control.


21 posted on 07/08/2013 7:24:45 AM PDT by MRadtke (Light a candle or curse the darkness?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lies mixed with the truth to deceive the gullible


22 posted on 07/08/2013 7:30:26 AM PDT by winodog
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To: Sub-Driver

Opening up government data to entrepreneurs and in modernizing government services.

Thank You Much
China


23 posted on 07/08/2013 7:37:35 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Partial Government control is Socialism.

Total Government control is Communism.

B. Hussein Obama is a Communist for his Obama’care.’

BTW, if you doubt that Obama does not have total control of you, just try not paying for Federally mandated insurance, or the fine.


24 posted on 07/08/2013 7:54:47 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nothing good will come of this.


25 posted on 07/08/2013 8:02:55 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: Sub-Driver
We don't want it smarter we want it SMALLER. Private business can do anything the Government does cheaper and smarter, with the exception of the military. Even the FAA can be privatized, follow Canada's example.
26 posted on 07/08/2013 8:10:07 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Personal Responsibility

When you see those IBM ads about “building a smarter planet”, THIS is what they are talking about.


27 posted on 07/08/2013 8:10:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

Smarter government would only happen if he resigned (and took Biden with him). That would up the IQ of the government by many points.


28 posted on 07/08/2013 8:13:03 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I hate those ads. Having worked at IBM at one point in my career - they’re particularly grating. IBM thinks that they’re WAY smarter than they actually are in my opinion.


29 posted on 07/08/2013 8:13:58 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Mr. K

“save money? so we can cut spending?”

No. Save money so we can hire more government workers.


30 posted on 07/08/2013 8:17:57 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Technology is neither smart or dumb. It is a force multiplier. Improving tech in govt, will only multiply its stupidity.

If you want smart govt., How about we replace the stupid people with smarter ones ?


31 posted on 07/08/2013 8:22:40 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Sub-Driver

So we are to expect somehow lying lawyers (redundant I know) will somehow know enough about technology to improve government?

Where have they been during a time when, the department of energy has not generated a watt of electricity, the department of education has not educated a single student, the border patrol has allowed 10, 20, 30, 40 million (pick your favorite number) criminal trespassers to sneak into this country, the state department has never solved the Israel vs the camel jockey conflict, ...

The fact we even allow lawyers in government and expect solutions to exist, proves we are completely willing to accept excessive mediocrity.


32 posted on 07/08/2013 8:31:23 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Sub-Driver

33 posted on 07/08/2013 8:35:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Sub-Driver

NSA and DOJ will be running it...


34 posted on 07/08/2013 8:36:24 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Sub-Driver

“[S]marter government” is merely ObamaSpeak for Big Government...


35 posted on 07/08/2013 9:41:49 AM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is the epitome of Liberal thinking and collectiveist ideals.

Smarter for a liberal means that since intelligence is collective you add more morons tot he pile and you have collectively made the mass of people “smarter”....

The Conservative individualist realises that you have to take the group IQ and divide it by the number of people in the organisation to somewhat determine the average IQ of the government stormtrooper that you have to interface with.

Liberals cannot divide because “Math is hard” and “Feelings rule”

So for a conservative the best way to increase the intelligence of the government is to cut the dead dumb wood out of there and keep the smart cookies which increases the end result average intelligence PER person involved. Since the smart people make up a small percentage the more you cut the dumb wood out of government the smarter you make it.

The idiot liberals just add more dumb wood to the pile, not realizing that a pile of crap is still a pile of crap no matter how much more crap you add to it.


36 posted on 07/08/2013 10:50:13 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: AmericanExceptionalist

Liberal Math

10,000 Employees with a 100 IQ is “smarter” than 1,000 employees with a 130 IQ.

Of course do the math of the IQ per person...


37 posted on 07/08/2013 10:52:12 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Sub-Driver

he gonna quit?


38 posted on 07/08/2013 11:12:25 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sub-Driver

So long as Obonbog Bozo and his LIEberal asshole buddies are running the show, government will continue to get meaner and more intrusive.

Now way in Hell government will get smarter with this evil bunch in control!


39 posted on 07/08/2013 11:30:20 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is he finally dumping Joe Biden?


40 posted on 07/08/2013 12:09:04 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Taxman
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41 posted on 07/08/2013 1:16:00 PM PDT by calicard
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Just WTF has he been doing for the last 6 years?

Our first gay foreigner POTUS is a lame duck. If our equally lame GOP reps want to keep their jobs, they had better tell us exactly how they plan to hobble Reggie's Boyfriend but good for his last two years. Clue: Stop Paying For It, you spineless ani!

BTW, just WTF was Reggie Love doing on the Making Africa Safe for Gay Marriage Promotion/African Speech Junket? $100 Million for what? The Reggie/Barry Play Dates?

If Reggie be OK with Michelle,
It be OK with thee?
What the Hell?
You figure White House Marriage need three?*

Michelle, baby. Put that size 13 High-Heel brogan down on Barry's Down-Low neck. This be a disgrace, Chile!

*Maya Angelou, I sees your pomes and I raises you, baby!

42 posted on 07/08/2013 1:22:53 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ("Obama" The Movie. Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica." .)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hmmmm...I smell huge contract awards to Apple, Google, FB, Cisco...and the rest of the Silicon Valley cartel.


43 posted on 07/08/2013 1:39:13 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Will all Bozo’s team get a frontal lobotomy? Then doesn’t that mean they’ll all be zombies?

Too late. They’ve already got that glassy-eyed monster look as they stagger down the halls of government.


44 posted on 07/08/2013 2:15:21 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: albie
"Smarter" = more politically sensitive

He means government that will deliver services more quickly - to democrat voters. The rest of us - thats where saving money comes in.

45 posted on 07/08/2013 3:54:00 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

He’s resigning?

Thanks Sub-Driver.


46 posted on 07/08/2013 6:29:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

The scary part is that when he was reading his teleprompter speech he’s really thinking, “Im going to make government smarter.” He’s such a narcissist that he might even think he is the first elected official to talk about this scheme. This is what happens when you surround yourself with “Yes” folks and nobody in his inner circle has the courage to say, the emperor has no clothes. Sadly, Barry’s only going to get worse, more defiant and will tell even bolder lies. He’s beyond redemption, because the White House is only ‘wide awake’ to play games on the American people. It’s just one big joke for them. As if they’re playing a practical joke on the USA and they’re laughing at us.


47 posted on 07/08/2013 7:18:31 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: Sub-Driver; SunkenCiv; Nachum; All

Barack Obama to Use Google and Campaign Model to Make Gov’t Smarter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTXHmFi4Z18


48 posted on 07/08/2013 10:04:52 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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