Mr. Rubio expressed disappointment in his fellow Republicans for not “uniting” in the fight to defund Obamacare.
He criticized the Affordable Care Act’s rocky start, blaming the Obama administration for hiding the fact that not many Americans are signing up for the health care exchanges because of glitches on the website.
“Setting up a website where people can go online and buy something is not that complicated,” he said. “People do this every day.”
As Jamie explained in his post on some of the problems we're seeing, I don't think it's "everyday" someone is building a web site that has to work behind the scenes with DHS, Social Security, the IRS and other government agencies. With all of the verification required, the site is much more than just a place where "people can go online and buy something," as Rubio described it here. It doesn't excuse the problems, but comparing it to some retail store's web site is just patently ridiculous.
Of course Republicans aren't interested in actually trying to fix any of the problems. They just want to use it as a political cudgel to beat Democrats over the head with.
Bob Schieffer decided to help CBS with their race to the bottom with Fox, when he allowed Rep. Darrell Issa to come on and tell lie after lie about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and the healthcare.gov website. Read more...
"The most trusted name in news." Yeah right. If there are still problems with the healthcare.gov web site, it would be nice if CNN would try to report on the ones they didn't cause themselves: Read more...