do I ever need to remember this!
It turns out notorious government contractor CGI is no stranger to glitch-filled rollouts. HealthCare.gov isn’t the first time the Canadian company has received millions of taxpayer funds to create a dysfunctional product.
According to The Washington Times’ Emily Miller, CGI has a record of failure dating back to the 1990s, when it was tasked with building a gun registry for the Canadian government.
More than 10 years later, the gun registry still wasn’t functioning properly, despite having received more than $80 million in funding. The contract was terminated in 2007, having cost the Canadian government more than $90 million.
Despite its rocky history, the Obama administration selected CGI to build HealthCare.gov. The White House has not commented on whether federal officials were aware of CGI’s past before awarding a contract worth as much as $292 million.
According to The Washington Times, the Canadian gun registry has been hacked more than 320 times since its implementation. These security breaches put the personal information of law-abiding citizens into the hands of criminals.
The Foundry has reported on similar security breaches with HealthCare.gov. Last month, a North Carolina man registered an account and was given access to eligibility letters that included personal information of two people from South Carolina.
Cheryl Campbell, CGI’s vice president, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee last month in an attempt to provide further details about the flawed implementation. Campbell effectively blamed the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services for the troubles.
But problems with CGI don’t stop with simply the website. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, expressed concerns about the security of HealthCare.gov, the Obamacare navigators, and the Federal Data Services Hub.
CGI’s tarnished past and rocky track record comes at a time when Americans’ trust of the federal government to manage health care reached an all-time low.
Many in America believed the election of the first African-American president would be the cleansing of past sins this country has sought for so long. They believed we would enter into a “post-racial” period in America where we would all truly realize that anyone can achieve whatever greatness they desired.
But as I look back on the events of the past week there is one word that comes to mind: racist.
This week demonstrated the elevation of Barack Hussein Obama to the highest office in the land (twice!) was still not enough. It seems the achievement itself, which could not have been attained without white Americans, still falls short of the true desire, which was blind allegiance and submission.
President Obama has shown he is not up to the standard of leadership for which Americans expect, but criticism of such is met with the retort of racism. Castigating people as racist just because they disagree with proven failed policies is simply despicable.
Last time I checked we had a 2 party system. The purpose of the filibuster was to prevent unbridled power from being in the hands of a majority ESPECIALLY when one party controlled both branches of government. Three if you count the Supreme Court.
We don’t have a parlimentary form of government. At least we didn’t until the Dems grabbed the nuclear option.
We have to have obstructionists in Congress. It keep bad laws from getting passed most of the time(not always)and forces opposing sides to go into negotiations so one party cannot force its will nor one President.
I wouldn’t criticize obstructionism too much. Sometimes it’s a good thing.It’s gotten a bad rap. Yep,it can be abused but then so can absolute power. The Obama admin is definitely proof of that. The one power we have-the folks-is the ballot box. It behooves us first and foremost to USE it and then to use it wisely.
Our country is going through a difficult period. We made a huge mistake when we elected Obama. Some people didn’t vote at all and that was as good as a vote FOR Obama. We can only hope people understand how important the 2014 elections are. I would not even worry about the 2016 Presidential election too much right now. Obama has to be stopped before we can worry about putting someone decent in the White House.
There’s no harm done in supporting anyone or checking out the possible candidates in the Rep party but we need to get the House and Senate in 2014. That said,let’s always remember that no matter who is President or how badly Obama destroys our country the one has the final say is Our Lord and Savior,Jesus, the King of the Universe. Today is the Solemnity of Our Lord and Savior,Jesus,Christ the King.The relics of St Peter were put on display for the first time today in the Vatican during a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis for the Solemnity.
Whatever trials,difficulties or problems we face either as a country or an individual Jesus is King of the Universe and all creation is destined for that end. What Jesus asks is that we acknowledge His Kingship in our lives. We don’t need to fear it because He calls us out of love.We lose nothing,we gain all we need.
The Feast of Christ the King was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 as an antidote to secularism, a way of life which leaves God out of man’s thinking and living and organizes his life as if God did not exist. The feast is intended to proclaim in a striking and effective manner Christ’s royalty over individuals, families, society, governments, and nations.
Today’s Mass establishes the titles for Christ’s royalty over men: 1) Christ is God, the Creator of the universe and hence wields a supreme power over all things; “All things were created by Him”; 2) Christ is our Redeemer, He purchased us by His precious Blood, and made us His property and possession; 3) Christ is Head of the Church, “holding in all things the primacy”; 4) God bestowed upon Christ the nations of the world as His special possession and dominion.
Today’s Mass also describes the qualities of Christ’s kingdom. This kingdom is: 1) supreme, extending not only to all people but also to their princes and kings; 2) universal, extending to all nations and to all places; 3) eternal, for “The Lord shall sit a King forever”; 4) spiritual, Christ’s “kingdom is not of this world”. — Rt. Rev. Msgr. Rudolph G. Gandas
Almighty ever-living God, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of the universe,grant, we pray, that the whole creation, set free from slavery, may render your majesty service and ceaselessly proclaim your praise. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.