Giuliani: If Y2K Went Like Obamacare I'd Have Looked 'Like a Fool'

Monday, 28 Oct 2013 11:00 PM

By Greg Richter

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani says Y2K could have landed him in a similar situation to President Barack Obama's predicament with the disastrous Obamacare website rollout, but he averted it.

"I had to face Y2K when I was the mayor," Giuliani said Monday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity." 

"Everybody was afraid the computers were going to go down, people were going to be let out of jails, trains wouldn't run. We spent a couple hundred million to make sure that that worked."



Giuliani said he began getting regular briefings 16 months before the big day. There were a few breakdowns, but they were fixed months in advance, he said.

"I knew if this failed I would look like a fool," Giuliani said. "And it wasn't my signature achievement. I guess reducing crime or welfare was. This was his [Obama's] signature achievement."

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