And remember the $5 billion website, 5 billion we spent on a website, and to this day it doesn’t work. A $5 billion dollar website.I have so many websites. I have them all over the place. I hire people, they do a website. It costs me $3.

We were just talking about government websites! The transcript of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential announcement is one of the more interesting things I’ve read in a while. “And I promise I will never be in a bicycle race. That I can tell you.” In the spirit of alway saying something positive, I do agree that La Guardia airport is a hot mess.

2 thoughts on “$3 Websites

  1. The $5 billion number caught my eye. Along with many other claims in that speech. But the $5 billion figure is hardest to refute with data since the data is hard to come by. Sunlight Foundation says, “Given a few constraints (Was the task order post-ACA? Does the description sound like it might contribute to I highlighted in blue my guesses at what task orders might be related to I think my guesses err on the over-inclusive side. Even so, if you add them up, it’s about $70 million. That’s not unheard of for a government website and it’s certainly far lower than the $600 million cost that has been reported in some places. But the fact that we can’t figure it out shows the dire state of federal spending transparency.” Washington Post figured out in late 2013 that 300 some million was spent but since over 600 million was budgeted it could go that high when all the bills came in.

    $5 billion would have been something. However, if $70 million is not unheard of for government websites are out IT costs batty? Maybe we need to use the Trump platform of $3 websites and wipe out the deficit.

    I will go ahead and navigate over to the $3 site and give them all my personal information and assume that their security is top notch!

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