That’s CMS PR flack Nora Carr explaining why CMS does not have rudimentary HR system a decade into the 21st century. Not enough money.

Somehow CMS took a painful story of being too incompetent to hire enough bus drivers, made it more agonizing by stringing along a fully qualified bus driver — as Ann Doss Helms completely documents — and then jabbed a red-hot poker in the wound by pleading poverty.

But even that is not horrific enough. CMS used to have the capacity to tell applicants about their job applications but cut that out to save money.

If blood isn’t spurting out your nose right now, you must be new to Charlotte.