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Ex Bain exec tapped to fix obamacare website. LOL

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    You just can't make this stuff up. Just delicious.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/10/22/white-house-taps-zients-to-fix-health-care-portal/?dsk=y

    Mr. Zients is the first person the administration has publicly identified as a key player in the tech surge that was announced Sunday. White House and Health and Human Services officials have declined to detail who is working on the website. Ms. Sebelius’ blog post Tuesday offered no other details, saying only that the team includes “additional experts and specialists drawn from within government, our contractors, and industry, including veterans of top Silicon Valley companies.”

    Earlier in his career, Mr. Zients worked as a consultant at Bain & Co. in Boston, but he didn’t work with former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who had already left to start Bain Capital.
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    You realize that Bain & Co. and Bain Capital are not the same company right?
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    Tell that to the sheeple who now associate Bain with evil rupublican job outsourcers.
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    I'm not sure what that has to do with anything. Bain Capital did a fair amount of job outsourcing. I think the specific complaints on outsourcing were from Bain Capital.

    To be fair, I am sure Bain & Co. has also suggested outsourcing at times, but I can't think of a specific case that was widely used against Romney. The only thing I remember being used against Romney from his time at Bain & Co. (for whom he worked prior to forming Bain Capital), was the work that Bain & Co. did on cigarette pricing, which many see as an attempt to raise sales of cigarettes to children.
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    Bain is evil though. It will never work.


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    I don't understand the "you can't make this up" comment. Story says he's been an adviser to the White House.
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    Because everyone at Bain is evil so says the obama junta.... worse than even the devil Haliburton.
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    Again, you do understand we are talking about entirely different companies, correct?
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    Uhhh.. These are 2 totally different companies. Bain & Co. Is NOT the same as Bain Capital.
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    This company did a real number on Gotham in The Dark Knight Returns too. Great documentary.
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    we should have tapped another Bain exec to replace President Dipshit. But we didn't and have to endure 4 more years of lectures, ineptness and stagnation.
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    Dont be obtuse. Of course we who have half a brain know the difference but its the 47 percent that listened to two years of BS from political advertisements demonizing everything about the Bain/Romney connection that have no clue.
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    Of course I'm aware. The devil Romney was a leader at both.
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    So then what exactly is the point of this thread? Obama hired a guy from a firm that sounds like a company some of his allies criticized during the campaign but isn't that company?
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    Did he require and receive about $500 million for his Obamacare services? That's the going price nowadays to set up a federal government website.

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