Hannity: Feds Should've Consulted Amazon CEO Before Spending $600M on Obamacare Website

December 2, 2013 - 7:18 PM

Sean Hannity said on his radio program Monday that somebody should have consulted with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos "before they spent the $600 million dollars building this flawed website that at best is maybe 70 percent working."

Hannity was referring to a piece written Sunday by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who encouraged Americans to visit healthcare.gov during "off-peak hours."

The website was crashed on Sunday during CNN's New Day.

"You know, you compare that, I thought one of the best 60 Minutes segments I saw last night was with Jeff Bezos.  Did I say his name right?  The CEO of Amazon.  We'll get into this more later, but he's actually seeing the future and this is all private money, a company.  I think they said they take something like 300,000 orders a minute, and they're able to handle it all.  Maybe somebody should've consulted with him before they spent the $600 million dollars building this flawed website that at best is maybe 70 percent working.  Because even CNN can't get on it, even though were told, and we're told to go there in off hours," said Hannity.

Bezos was featured on CBS's 60 Minutes Sunday to showcase drones as a way of delivering projects, which is still in its initial phase of production.

Hannity said Amazon would never have allowed its website to launch if it had been as flawed as Healthcare.gov:

"Can you imagine Amazon saying, 'Oh, go during off hours when you wanna order a book or when you wanna order something else.'  Amazon is literally, they designed a drone from their distribution centers where 86 percent of their orders are less than five pounds.  Where a drone could literally fly it from their distribution center and have it at your house in like a half hour.  Why didn't they get called in to help on this faulty website a couple of months ago?  They know what they're doing.  Why, because they have to know, there is no room for error.

"There would be no Amazon if they weren't able to fulfill the orders at the level that they are fulfilling them.  And he's talking about like, literally every year, they're getting better, better, better, better, better, better, better, better.  Why? Because they have to, they have no choice.  Or else people are going to find different ways, different people to go to.  I mean, only government can screw something up this bad, give an artificial deadline, and still not meet that."