Also, too, the quarter of a billion dollars Oregon spent on an Obamacare website that didn't work:
Oliver didn't mention the name of the corporation that Oregon hired to build its health care exchange website and that's par for the course. You have to read all the way to the end of this story at The Hill before you discover that the site wasn't built by state bureaucrats. Oregon hired Oracle to build its site. All of that wasted money—hundreds of millions of dollars—was pocketed by private corporation. But somehow no one is angry with Oracle. Yes, yes: state oversight was clearly lacking. But a privately owned corporation—the free market at work—seems to have defrauded federal taxpayers out of millions and millions of dollars and no one is mad at them. Take hundreds of millions of federal dollars, deliver a hopelessly broken product, stand back and watch the blame get pinned on others—nice work if you can get it and you can get it if you're Oracle.
Did anyone else catch the premiere of Last Week Tonight on HBO last night? What did you think?