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The ‘No Excuse’ Administration Has a Whopper of an Excuse for Obamacare
National Review ^ | October 23, 2013 | by John Fund

Posted on 10/23/2013 8:28:01 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

President Obama told the nation there is “no excuse” for the disastrous rollout of the health-care exchanges that are central to Obamacare.

But that didn’t stop Kathleen Sebelius, his secretary of Health and Human Services in overall charge of the project, from making excuses in a CNN interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta yesterday. She claimed to Gupta that President Obama hadn’t been told of any potential problems prior to the launch of the exchanges on October 1 — a dereliction of duty anyway one defines it.

But there was also this startling explanation of what went wrong at HHS:

“We talked about having testing going forward, and if we had an ideal situation and could have built a product and, you know, a five-year period of time, we probably would have taken five years but we didn’t have five years. And certainly, Americans who rely on health coverage didn’t have five years for us to wait. We wanted to make sure we made good on this final implementation of the law.”

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Repeal this POS.
1 posted on 10/23/2013 8:28:01 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If my employee didn’t tell me about a looming disaster as big as this, and it blew up in my face, I’d fire them. Immediately.


2 posted on 10/23/2013 8:30:15 AM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Communists have an affinity for 5 year plans that never pan out. They collect them like stacking dolls.


3 posted on 10/23/2013 8:31:14 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama was Hired just to Read Speeches


4 posted on 10/23/2013 8:31:55 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
and if we had an ideal situation and could have built a product and, you know, a five-year period of time, we probably would have taken five years but we didn’t have five years.

FIVE YEARS!?!?!?!

I could start now and have a system in place for $30,000,000 in 9 months.

5 posted on 10/23/2013 8:33:16 AM PDT by FatherofFive (MIslam is evil and must be eradicate)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just like any con job, it has to be done quickly before the mark realizes its a con job.

And Acorn is griping it needs money, the Muslim Brotherhood is griping they don’t control enough of America.


6 posted on 10/23/2013 8:35:00 AM PDT by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors. Asymmetrical Warfare.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Like the Nuremburg trials. If the Fuhrer had only known, he never would have permitted it. We knew nothing about what was going on.


7 posted on 10/23/2013 8:35:16 AM PDT by BusterBear
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

FIVE YEARS?

somehow I dint think time was the problem...

if theres ever been a GREAT example of socialist disfunction....THIS is IT.

Not even the low info types should be “able” to miss this


8 posted on 10/23/2013 8:36:36 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer


9 posted on 10/23/2013 8:37:00 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Get our troops out of the middle east and let Allah sort out the Islamofascist losers!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If the government cannot put up a working web site to enroll in Obamacare has anyone given a thought to how competent they will be administrating your health care. Imagine being brought by ambulance to a hospital emergency department bloodied and battered from a car accident and be denied care because your Obamacare coverage is somehow lost in the system.


10 posted on 10/23/2013 8:37:12 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: FatherofFive

SSSHHHHHHH!....don’t tell them!........


11 posted on 10/23/2013 8:37:43 AM PDT by Red Badger (The only way to defeat liberalism is to give them everything they want......then pick up the pieces.)
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To: henkster

Of course he know.


12 posted on 10/23/2013 8:37:51 AM PDT by expat2
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To: henkster

“If my employee didn’t tell me about a looming disaster as big as this, and it blew up in my face, I’d fire them. Immediately.”

My boss would fire employees for saying, “I’m working on it.” He wanted to know what was being done and if there were problems, what action was being taken to rectify it.

Pretty simple really.


13 posted on 10/23/2013 8:38:59 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: MeshugeMikey

sebilious: It won’t work boss

Obama: Good job girl!


14 posted on 10/23/2013 8:39:31 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

sebilious: It won’t work boss

Obama: Good job girl!


15 posted on 10/23/2013 8:39:32 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: FatherofFive

Thankfully, they’ll never contract with anyone competent.

Only incompetent cronies will ever get contracts.

So we’re assured of continued, rolling disaster.

Which is therefore the historic hallmark of 0bamaCare.

Which I love.


16 posted on 10/23/2013 8:40:03 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("So the minimum plan for obamacare is 100 bucks a month I like you Obama but nigga I'm broke")
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To: expat2

exactly.. he knew... she isn’t fired because if he fires her, she talks... how could they not have known? they asked “is it ready?” and the answer was: “well, yes and no, their may be a few problems”....at which point he should have delayed....


17 posted on 10/23/2013 8:40:41 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: expat2

Amazing. Well, we wanted to give them at least ONE more year ...but they didn’t take that, I guess ...because they needed FIVE years ....riiiiigggghhht.


18 posted on 10/23/2013 8:41:38 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why didn’t they have Walmart do the system? They have the most sophisticated logistics system on the planet. They have enormous coverage. They have pharmacies and clinics in thousands of locations.


19 posted on 10/23/2013 8:42:17 AM PDT by BillM (.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
So, she claims that they are too slow and stupid to come up with anything in 3 years.
They “could have built a product and, you know, a five-year period of time, we probably would have taken five years but we didn’t have five years.”

Let's give them 500 years and make them stick to it. If they finish the project before 500 years, then we are willing to wait.

20 posted on 10/23/2013 8:47:30 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: henkster
If my employee didn’t tell me about a looming disaster as big as this, and it blew up in my face, I’d fire them. Immediately.

Agreed. I have held "Executive" management positions (economy has me off my careers high water mark by a couple spots now). As a LEADER, I always stressed two important basic points, as ALL decent leaders do.

1) When you are highly confident that you have 90% of information pertinent to make a decision, do so. Otherwise, consult me.

2) Solving problems and fixing mistakes is a significant part of what we do and I expect decision makers to make them on occasion. There is no penalty for making decisions as long as they are informed, confident and timely decisions. But don't hide problems, YOUR CAREER DEPENDS ON IT!

If ever there was a larger instance of total incompetence and obvious fraud on display, I have never heard of it.

21 posted on 10/23/2013 8:48:48 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I am officially copyrighting the phrase: Communist Affordable Care Act © (aka CACA because that is what it is CACA)

CommieCare while accurate does not fully express the stench of this bill and everyone of the turds who created CACA.


22 posted on 10/23/2013 8:50:13 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Caliming ignorance and making yourself look like a moron to the entire planet is an easy out for them. The media certainly won’y hold them accountable. This will all be blamed on Republicans in another day or so..


23 posted on 10/23/2013 8:50:33 AM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Has Sebelius been terminated? No.

Has Holder been terminated? No.

The more incompetent and corrupt you are, the more secure your job is in 0bama's politburo.

5.56mm

24 posted on 10/23/2013 8:50:46 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The president goes on TV to tout that there is "no excuse" for the failure of the ObamaCare website. What he does not say (and the MSM ask) is that there is NO CONSEQUENCE for that failure also!!!!

Heads need to roll publicly for this fiasco.

25 posted on 10/23/2013 8:51:43 AM PDT by catman67
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To: dblshot

I think youve got a Pretty Good Grip on the Regimes Work Ethic....

The Halloween Golbin that is Obama -CARE is nothing bit a Scarecrow


26 posted on 10/23/2013 8:51:51 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Which Republican is throwing the BS card on Sebelious (the ghoul)’s BIG FAT LIE.
WHAT DID OBAMA KNOW AND WHEN DID HE FIND OUT?!!

Sebelious is a liar! Where is Joe Wilson when you need him!


27 posted on 10/23/2013 8:52:43 AM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: Grampa Dave

LOL! Bagdad, Jay Carney.

Obamacare is saving millions of Americans on their insurance premiums. 10s of millions of Americans are signed up with the health care exchanges that our leader set up for them. The system is working perfectly. We are now reducing the debt with all the savings from Obamacare. This is creating jobs. The American economy is now growing at a faster pace than anytime in history, thanks to Obamacare. This whole process is going smoother than we expected, no thanks to Republicans who are trying to sabotage everything.


28 posted on 10/23/2013 8:52:45 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It took JFK 8 years to put a man on the moon but Sebelius says Obama needs 5 years to build a website.


29 posted on 10/23/2013 8:52:50 AM PDT by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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30 posted on 10/23/2013 8:54:35 AM PDT by HotHunt
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

First the press deserted.

Now the actively involved are covering their asses

Next the blaming of named individuals will begin. The lame “not enough time” and the corollary “not enough money” excuses will be used to hang this woman as specific instances of purely political meddling are produced.

If he remains in office, Obama will find himself isolated.

A good old fashioned stroke or a rumor of one will save his burned bacon.


31 posted on 10/23/2013 8:58:09 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: henkster

Obama wants plausible deniability. His whole administration is structured around keeping his fingerprints off of anything that might counteract
the Limbaugh Theroem.


32 posted on 10/23/2013 8:58:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BillM

Well, Walmart is a great example. The simple truth is that software exists in multiple venues to accomplish the task of building a platform to sign up people and maintain data. That is not what was needed. This presented an opportunity to gove hundreds of millions of dollars to cronies and fellow thugs. The product was not important, payoffs were. In truth the system could have gone online 2 years ago for a total cost of about $100 thousand. People go to jail for this level of malfeasance.


33 posted on 10/23/2013 8:59:00 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
My boss would fire employees for saying, “I’m working on it.”

I was never that harsh. But I would follow up with, "how". If the answer was; "I e-mailed..., I left a message..., etc." we got to have a little closed door mentoring session in my office. As the guy responsible for other folks, my most important role was making sure my managers were successful on our behalf. I cannot help if I don't know. Blind sided surprises to executives are not good for the careers of those that report to them.

Pissing away $650 million dollars on a total failure over 3 years and not telling the boss is certainly grounds for a hostile dismissal, if not criminal charges of fraud.

34 posted on 10/23/2013 8:59:05 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah, and if they had 5 years, they would be bitching that they didn’t have 10. Having been in the product development world for a while now, Kathleen, you are a HORRIBLE Project Manager!!!

No way a website needed even the 3 available years for completion. The harsh truth of this Administration is that NOTHING has been done on-time and/or within budget since DEAR LEADER stepped in to the White House, beginning with his Transition Team that was supposed to make this Administration the MOST effective eva since day one!


35 posted on 10/23/2013 8:59:32 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just Remember when Obama was in congress he had a habit of voting Present on matters before the Senate.
He has always avoided responsibility.???????


36 posted on 10/23/2013 9:00:33 AM PDT by chatham
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To: Grampa Dave

Great pics and I am stealing the first one!!


37 posted on 10/23/2013 9:01:16 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Spartan302

Re: Just like any con job, it has to be done quickly before the mark realizes its a con job.

Great line. I’m going to use it (I’ll quote Spartan302, OK?)

Another subject kinda: Good Art of the Con movie is Mamet’s “House of Games” - seen it?


38 posted on 10/23/2013 9:13:59 AM PDT by bunster
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To: BillM

This is what I have been saying for years. Put a federally subsidized clinic in every Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aide. You would then have 98% of people covered and no more waiting lines at the emergency room.


39 posted on 10/23/2013 9:18:35 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: The Great RJ

The Obamcare plan is just to paint all ambulances black and go directly to the cemetery to save on healthcare.


40 posted on 10/23/2013 9:18:41 AM PDT by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

5 years to build a website.? um, we won ww2 in less time. This country is over.


41 posted on 10/23/2013 9:29:56 AM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Thank you, Pres--ent Soetoro/Obama.
I am soooooooo grateful.

You have proven to me that indeed anyone can serve America.
You have proven anyone can mentor others.

Thankfully, we have you as a model ...

Praise be to God.

42 posted on 10/23/2013 9:32:43 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: FatherofFive
"I could start now and have a system in place for $30,000,000 in 9 months."

Doable, but that would be a tight schedule. I'd want 50 mil and 2 years.

43 posted on 10/23/2013 9:36:50 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There have been reports that the project was in trouble at least as far back as March. Must be a pretty thick bubble he lives in.


44 posted on 10/23/2013 9:44:01 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery.)
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To: TADSLOS

Indeed, it is all part of the serious professional communist looks just for cutes. These potemkin people with their cute do nothing government factories in ssearch of easy missions on the weak are unfathomably stupid.

And let us not be fooled by the media criticizing them because IT IS THE MEDIA WHICH EDUCATED THESE FOOLS AND CLAMORED FOR THEM AND THAT STUPID SOCIALIST LANGUAGE.


45 posted on 10/23/2013 9:46:20 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: LibsRJerks
They didn't want the one year, because Nov 2014 could be a bloodbath for Dems and the GOP could take the Senate and Obamacare may never make it into the future. Too big a risk.
Without it, the bloodbath may be bigger and Dems in purple states may be joining a move to kill this ugly thing.
46 posted on 10/23/2013 9:53:44 AM PDT by expat2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It doesn’t take 5 years to develop a website with this complexity. They’re saying they want to transform this country into a 100% marxist state in 5 years.


47 posted on 10/23/2013 9:58:28 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: molson209

Agreed. He’s a stooge.


48 posted on 10/23/2013 10:15:10 AM PDT by pluvmantelo (The issue isn't the issue-power is the issue.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

I think 5 to 10 is just about the right amount of time....


49 posted on 10/23/2013 10:44:29 AM PDT by Hessian (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: FatherofFive

Five years? You could launch, and do four redesigns and re-launches in that amount of time...


50 posted on 10/23/2013 10:45:21 AM PDT by Hessian (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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