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Here’s how it works, in theory at least: You stand in front of a teleprompter and keep saying these ridiculous things, until the whole country breaks out in groupthink and starts repeating them.
In a statement Monday, President Obama explained that Americans should not be cynical about the government inefficiencies, citing several examples of his administration’s effort to develop new technologies to improve government.
“We can’t just stand on the sidelines. We can’t take comfort in just being cynical. We all have a stake in government success — because the government is us,” he insisted.
In other words, never mind.
Obama pointed out that the federal government was “saving lives” by delivering data on health care costs and by tracking weather effectively.
Tracking. Weather. Efficiently. Oooo-kay. Well, when you look at it that way, I suppose you can consider Barack Obama a $17 trillion success story.
Obama also complained that a lot of poorly designed legislation was bogging down government officials in their effort to streamline services.
“We’re doing a lot of this work administratively but unfortunately there are still a bunch of rules, a lot of legislation that has poorly designed some of our agencies and forces folks to engage in bureaucratic jump-hoop – hoop jumping – instead of just going ahead and focusing on mission and delivering good service to our citizens,” he said.
Let me guess. This means we’re stuck with paying the porn bill on the President’s Twitter account?
One Final Note via HuffPo:
At a time when Congress is holding up many of the president’s legislative priorities, the initiative is a way Obama can try to show leadership on improving government without lawmaker approval.
Obama is tasking his budget director, Sylvia Matthew Burrell, to lead the effort. The administration also has chosen 43 Presidential Innovation Fellows, many from the tech industry, to help find ways to improve government efficiency.
Make that an $18 trillion success story.
h/t Hot Air
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