Obama: Government Doesn't Work
By David Henderson
You know, one of the lessons–learned from this whole process on the website [healthcare.gov]–is that probably the biggest gap between the private sector and the federal government is when it comes to I.T. [Information Technology] …
Well, the reason [that his campaign web site worked so much better than healthcare.gov] is is [sic] that when it comes to my campaign, I’m not constrained by a bunch of federal procurement rules, right?
Wow! I mean: Wow! Read on.
And how we write–specifications and–and how the–the whole things gets built out. So part of what I’m gonna be looking at is how do we across the board, across the federal government, leap into the 21st century.
OK, Mr. President: how are you going to do it? Remember, you’re the one who wanted ObamaCare. You’re the one who, knowing how messed up federal procurement rules are–wanted to use those rules to reorganize a large part of the economy. And now you’re going to leap?
Wait. There’s more:
When we buy I.T. services generally, it is so bureaucratic and so cumbersome that a whole bunch of it doesn’t work or it ends up being way over cost.
Exactly. As Ann Althouse points out:
This should have made him sympathetic to the way government burdens private enterprise, but he’s focused on liberating government to take over more of what has been done privately. And yet there’s no plan, no idea about what would suddenly enable government to displace private businesses competing to offer a product people want to buy.
Read Ann Althouse’s whole piece.
HT to Instapundit.