It could only happen in Illinois and only with Gov. Pat Quinn. The story broke a few weeks ago that Quinn had circumvented the normal bidding process and awarded $190 million in IT work to implement Obamacare in Illinois to connected firms through a no-bid contracting process. Now, we find out that it gets worse.
One of the contracts is worth $71 million and was awarded to a firm that is outsourcing those Obamacare jobs and tax dollars to workers in India. That’s right — foreign workers will provide the IT work to implement Obamacare. I suppose that’s okay, right? We’re doing just fine here in Illinois when it comes to unemployment and our debt.
Read more about this breaking development by going to openthebooks.com.