In another off the cuff remark, Obama complained about the technology in the Oval Office and the federal government in general. Obama said that the technology in the government is thirty years behind. Isn’t the federal government coincidentally also about thirty years behind in paying down its debt?

If I was thirty years behind on my Verizon bill, I can’t imagine I’d be as well off as the feds in communication provisioning.

“You know the Oval Office always thought I was going to have like real cool phones and stuff,” Obama said last night, “You know, we can’t get our phones to work!  I’m like ‘come on guys, I’m the president of the United States.’  Where’s the fancy buttons and stuff, and the big screen comes up? It doesn’t happen.”

Mr. Obama’s comments were caught on an open microphone at a fundraiser last night in Chicago, first notices and reported on by CBS Radio White House correspondent Mark Knoller.

The president said that that when it comes to technology the federal government is thirty years behind.


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