Computer engineers are shocked at the cost of the Obamacare website.
Where’d the money go?
One developer calculated the Obama administration blew enough cash on the Obamacare website to pay a technician $200 an hour for 5,000 years.
Despite more than three years to get the job done, the administration unveiled the Obamacare website despite a number of warnings that it wasn’t ready for prime time.
That report from the Washington Post was released just after President Barack Obama held a campaign-style event at the White House to promote the health law and address its shortcomings…
…“My overall sense, right from day one, was it was created by people who had never created a commercial database application before,” said FMS Software developer Luke Chung.
Chung looked over the site and was stunned by the code and the cost – by some estimates, perhaps $200 million.
Chung continued, “At $200 an hour, that would be a million man hours, 5,000 man years. I don’t think they had time to use 5,000 man years. So I don’t know where the money went. I don’t know what these people were doing. There’re not that many web pages. I don’t get it! Where’d the money go?”