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Subject:  Re: Tear That Lady Down, Boys! Date:  10/30/2013  1:24 PM
Author:  MrCheeryO Number:  1907731 of 1976912

...So here, the government took on the role of acting as an insurance agent that will market and sell policies through an ecommerce site - and did it very, very badly. That's worthy of criticism, and it's entirely consistent with conservative critiques of government activity....

True, as long as the conservative critique extends to the giant private/public enterprises that have helped screw things up. What is a criticism of government incompetence when the same critique can be made of giant public enterprises? I'm thinking of 2007-2008 especially when not just a website but the entire economy was almost taken down by a relatively small number of enterprises.

Then again, knowing how incredibly incompetent private enterprise can be, the HHS should have been all over the project and wasn't. Forbes usually does a good job of critiquing private enterprises when they screw up big time and/or fraudulent so maybe they will do it again in this case.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/30/us-usa-healthcare-o...
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