Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Problem with Government Programs

The exact cost to build, according to U.S. government records, appears to have been $634,320,919, which we paid to a company you probably never heard of: CGI Federal.  The company originally won the contract back in 2011, but at that time, the cost was expected to run “up to” $93.7 million – still a chunk of change, but nothing near where it ended up. 

And you’re wondering why federal government spending is out of control? 

Any private company that had these kinds of cost overruns would be driven out of business for any number of reasons. The client would refuse to pay the cost overruns, the stock would tank, private investors would pull their funding, no potential client with half a brain would ever hire them in the future, and there would be no money to pay the employees.  

With the federal government, however, they just keep throwing OUR money at the failed project until it fails spectacularly.  But this time we’re not just talking about wasted money. This is a MANDATORY federal government program that fines every single American if they don’t go to the website and sign up…and the damn thing doesn’t work. 

Now what, you dimwits?

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