Maybe you should ask your state government why their contract with Oracle didn't include some kind of clause about them getting less money if they don't deliver on time. Why is it that the State of Oregon is such a fan of building in contractor bonuses for early delivery, but never any repercussions for being late or over budget? It's because they let the taxpayer eat those problems, and let the contractor move onto the next contract.
It's been this way for decades with Oregon, and all we get out of the state when something goes sideways like this is some weak shit boo-boo woe-is-me piece on NPR about how the big bad corporation took advantage of us. Where are all the Department of Administrative Services lawyers going after Oracle for breach of contract? Oh, they aren't because Oracle isn't in breach, because I'd bet anything that there was no date actually stipulated in the contract; or if there was, there was no penalty stipulated for missing it.
The reason why, as you put it, there are plenty of people who like to spew forth "anything-about-state-government-is-bad" feedback is because the state has been managed by the same network of Goldschmidt cronies for 20+ years, and this is business as usual.