Michelle O’s college pal given no-bid ACA contract

It pays to have friends in high places 

The Daily Caller reports that Toni Townes-Whitley, a former Princeton classmate of Michelle Obama is a top executive at the company that was gifted with the no-bid contract to build what has become the failed Obamacare/Affordable Care Act (ACA) website.

Townes-Whitley is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which constructed the failed $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at Healthcare.gov. CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company.

Coincidences abound. Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Robinson Obama are also both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.

In its Oct. 13, edition, the Washington Examiner’s Watchdog Accountability section reported on the odd fact that federal officials considered only the single firm to design the Obamacare health insurance exchange website that has performed abysmally since its Oct. 1 debut.

Rather than open the contracting process to a competitive public solicitation with multiple bidders, officials in the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid accepted a sole bidder, CGI Federal, the U.S. subsidiary of a Canadian company with an “uneven” record of IT pricing and contract performance

George Schindler, president of CGI Group, CGI Federal’s parent company, became an Obama 2012 campaign donor after his company gained the Obamacare website contract.

It would be tempting to say this was not a bad return on a $1000 investment, but in this case the donation was actually more of an after-the-fact gratuity.

6 Responses to Michelle O’s college pal given no-bid ACA contract

  1. Kent says:

    The narcissistic Obama’s are unparalleled in their role of self appointed royalty. In the worst of economic times they still partied and traveled lavishly on public money. Exploitive people lacking in conscience are known as sociopaths. Michelle and Barack Obama are mirror images of one another and fit the definition perfectly…yet the Democrats remain mute at their excesses. What does it take for them to say “enough is enough“? Obviously not a hundreds of million dollar no bid contract to a friend.

  2. Lanie (@LanieLou5) says:

    State of California selects CGI to implement new centralized statewide voter registration system, VoteCal

    Fairfax, Virginia, May 7, 2013 –
    CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) today announced it will implement California’s new centralized statewide voter registration database system, VoteCal, providing a single official source of voter registration information. The contract is valued at US$38.75 million over four years.
    But the Canadian gov’t fired CGI for screwing up their Diabetes database…

  3. Deborah says:

    When will this end? Our hard earned tax dollars going out to companies, friends and donors of the political elite, who make shoddy products and charge us an arm and a leg. Peter Schweizer’s book “Extortion” says it all. In the meantime we are being drained of all our wealth so the elites can continue to line their pockets

    • eubykdisop says:

      Deborah wrote: “When will this end?”

      It won’t end. There are only three things which can end this.

      1 – The “boomerang” effect, resulting from the bad actions of the evil doers, brings them down. They destroy themselves with their own evil.

      2 – There’s a crisis of major proportion, everything comes undone and we start over from scratch.

      3 – God intervenes directly and, through any one of a number of means, sees to it that this crashes.

      In reality, all three of these things may happen simultaneously and we won’t know which factor played what part. That’s more of the way it usually works.

      One thing is certain. We have “something” they don’t have; God. It isn’t that God is on our side, it’s that we are on God’s side! Considering that God is omnipotent, that means that we will ultimately be victorious IF we don’t crump and if we stick to following His will through righteous thoughts and actions.That is why it is critical that we don’t compromise in any way which would put us at odds with Truth and with what is right and good.

      Our part is to make the right effort. Outcomes are in the hands of God. God doesn’t measure time by the span of a human life so we may never see the results of our efforts. Nevertheless, know that no righteous effort is ever lost. It’s like putting pennies in a piggy bank. Our children and grandchildren may be the beneficiaries of that piggy bank instead of us but that doesn’t matter if we are about God rather than about ourselves! ;-)

      • Realist says:

        Eubykdisop, We may not always agree on certain political figures, however, I felt your reply to Deborah was very profound. Thank you for the gentle reminder as to what really matters in our material life.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Disagreeing on some political figures isn’t a big and terrible thing, Realist. It’s just disagreeing on some political figures. Most definitely not the end of the world!

        If something good or profound comes out of me, it’s Him at work. The rest of what comes out of me is what happens when “I” gets in the way.

        Thanks, Realist. Most kind of you. ;-)