Congressman Scalise on botched Obamacare website on CNN's The Lead
October 22, 2013
"[The American people] want the problem solved and they also want to know how can you roll out a product like this without even testing it. You know I used to develop software for a living before I came to congress. We would pull all nighters to make sure the day of the rollout, the product actually worked. And clearly, [the administration] didn't do that. I tried getting on the site and I spent over two hours, I got kicked out four times, I got a bunch of blank screens and a whole lot of please wait boxes. That's something you don't get in the private sector."
"If the website's not working, one thing I think is a basic request that a lot of American families have is 'if I can't even go online and buy this product the law says I have to buy, shouldn't the president at least waive the fine for the [American people] like he waived it for business?"
Congressman Steve Scalise