During his press conference today on his administrative decision to allow insurance companies to extend existing individual health insurance plans for a year, President Barack Obama said the following:
What is true is that, as I said before, our IT systems, how we purchase technology in the federal government is cumbersome, complicated and outdated. And so this isn’t a situation where — on my campaign, I could simply say, who are the best folks out there, let’s get them around a table, let’s figure out what we’re doing and we’re just going to continue to improve it and refine it and work on our goals.
If you’re doing it at the federal government level, you know, you’re going through, you know, 40 pages of specs and this and that and the other and there’s all kinds of law involved. And it makes it more difficult — it’s part of the reason why chronically federal IT programs are overbudget, behind schedule.
Spoken almost like a true Tea Party conservative–except that he still wants to regulate the life out of everything (except abortion), and still thinks it’s the lack of government spending that is holding the economy back.