"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Obamacare "Tech Surge" Lie

If you've lost the New York Times, you're lost as a liberal Democrat.   Here's a nugget from the "paper of record's" reporting on the Obamacare "tech surge":

But while the contractors were grateful to Mr. Zients for helping to create order, they saw the administration’s “tech surge” — announced by Mr. Obama in the Rose Garden a few days before QSSI took over — as mostly an exercise in public relations.
The announcement conjured images of an army of software engineers descending on the project. In fact, the surge centered on about a half-dozen people who had taken leave from various technology companies to join the effort. They included Michael Dickerson, a site reliability engineer at Google who had also worked on Mr. Obama’s campaign and now draws praise from contractors as someone who is “actually making a difference,” one said.
Even so, one person working on the project said, “Surge was probably an overstatement.”

 An "overstatement" is when you call something a surge when it's only a few hundred people.   When there's only six people and you call it a "surge," what you are doing is LYING.

But, then, we've grown to expect that, haven't we?

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