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Obama was pushing to enact Obamacare so hard that when IBM
CEO Samuel J. Palmisano offered to provide the government with
the world's most advance fraud detection software, which he told
Obama would reduce Medicare costs by about $900 billion, Obama
turned him down, flat cold—even though the price to the US gov-
ernment was zero, zip, zilch, nada. Why?


Or, better said, why would the Obama White House, after pledging to the American people to ferret out waste in government when he campaigned for the highest office in the land, reject a free offer from the head of IBM to provide the US government with cutting edge software that would ferret out Medicare fraud that is costing the US taxpayers close to a trillion dollars? Because Obama is not interested in investigating and/or exposing any fraud in government since it's his government. If he can't blame it on George W. Bush it doesn't exist—or he simply doesn't want the taxpayers and/or voters to know it does...even though the $900 billion in waste and fraud is coming directly out of their pockets. Crime is apparently crime in Obama's world only if it's someone else's crime.

When ACORN, who helped MoveOn.org and SEIU engineer some 35 million votes for Obama in 2008 appeared not to have been attached to any registered voter who signed in at the polls to vote, pleaded guilty to fraud in the State of Nevada, the Department of Justice refused to investigate Obama's key "get-out-and-vote" group. Revealing guilty people tied to Obama rubs against the grain of this administration. But, even important than finding doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies who are defrauding the American people, is not finding people who can embarrass this administration. If it costs the American people a trillion dollars, that's apparently okay—for Obama.

I suspect Obama did not want the headlines of the nation's newspapers in September-October, 2010 talking about Medicare fraud when Obama's stooges: Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV] and then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi [D-CA] were blindly pushing Obamacare through Congress without anyone reading it.

Even after-the-fact Obama appears not to have wanted Medicare fraud revealed. It wasn't his money the healthcare thieves were going to steal, so it wasn't important. What that suggests more than anything else is that Obama was afraid voters would wonder if healthcare cheats could steal $900 billion from Medicare, how much could they steal from Obamacare?

In a Wall Street Journal Viewpoint program on Sept. 14, 2010, and subsequently rehashed on Fox News on Oct. 8, 2010, Palmisano said, "We could have improved the quality and reduced the cost of the healthcare system by $900 billion...I said we would do it for free to prove that it works. They turned us down."

A second meeting between Palmisano and Obama took place a couple weeks later, leading to the Fox News interview with Fox talking to Palmisano. On Oct. 8 Stuart Varney spoke with US News & World Report Editor-in-Chief Mort Zuckerman who said: "It's a little bit puzzling because I think there's a huge amount of fraud and inefficiency that American business is la lot more comfortable with, and more effective in trying to reduce. And this is certainly true because the IBM people have studied this very carefully. And, when Palmisano went to the White House and made that proposal, it was based upon a lot of hard work—and it wasn't accepted.

Why would Obama reject a private sector program—offered free of charge to the federal government—that would have saved the United States almost a trillion dollars in healthcare expenditures after Obama himself proclaimed that American was having a "heatlhcare crisis?"

Why would a government official, who has sworn an oath to protect the nation from the highest office in the land, choose instead to ignore the theft, through fraud, of upwards of a trillion dollars or more? Only a dishonest man who has more to fear being revealed than the theft of a trillion dollars turns down the free use of a computer software system that will expose all forms of fraud. America can no longer afford a "mystery man" in the White House.

 

 

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