Breitbart has the story — “OBAMACARE TECH FIRM TRIED, FAILED TO BUILD GUN REGISTRY IN CANADA.”
Here’s more on the Canadian Firearms Registry from Wikipedia:
The net annual operating cost of the program, originally estimated to be $2 million, is reported to be $66.4 million for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.
… In 1995, the (Canadian) Department of Justice reported to Parliament that the system would cost $119 million to implement, and that the income generated from licensing fees would be $117 million. This gives a net cost of $2 million. At the time of the 2002 audit, however, the revised estimates from the Department of Justice were that the cost of the program would be more than $1 billion by 2004-05 and that the income from licence fees in the same period would be $140 million.
In February 2004, documents obtained by Zone Libre of Télévision de Radio-Canada suggested that the gun registry has cost around $2 billion so far.
This was just to compile a simple accessible database of gun owners and their guns, i.e., the functional equivalent of a really, really big spreadsheet.
And they burned through $2 billion.
And it failed.
Pending litigation over whether current records can be destroyed (which they should be), the registry has been scrapped.
Can you imagine how much CGI and the Obamacare clowns could burn through on HealthCare.gov before it too (hopefully) gets scrapped?