Cash for Caulkers

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pete, Dec 9, 2009.

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    Energy efficiency.......just a fad
     
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    Well that depends on how more efficient it really is.

    I can attest to the fact that the home I lived in built in the 70's was a bear to keep warm and cool. The house I bought built in 2002 costs a lot less to keep cooler and warmer depending on season and at better temps. I could barely afford to keep the old house at 80 in the summer, this one I keep at 70 all year round with no problem and less of an electric bill.

    I was trying to upgrade the old house but man was it expensive. I paid 1000 bucks for the front windows and it would have cost close to 2000 for the back because I had a huge odd shaped kitchen window. But even with only the front done I saw a difference in my electric bills.

    If I can use the new plan I will. Not cause I think it is a great idea but because if it is available and I qualify no point in not using it, If I don't someone else will. I could use a new better efficient refrigerator at the very least.
     
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    What is the figure? I think it is around 70% of our energy is used in our homes.
     
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    Shit what a deal. Hell yeah I'll take advantage of this. Just moved into a 1920's brick/frame. Needs replacement windows, new furnace, a/c unit.

    As for it being a "jobs creation" program- moronic.
     
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    So everyone is able to change out their HVAC systems themselves?
    Manufacture those systems?
    Sell them to themselves?
    Insulate their crawlspace?

    I think some jobs will be made.
     
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    Happy horseshit and all that!
     
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    My only problem with these programs is that if you check the price for new windows, insullation, efficient furnaces right now and compare them to prices once the incentives take place you will find that the prices have coincidentally risen to eat up the incentive
     
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    Of course it is the law of demand and supply.
    They have the supply and can demand what they want.
     
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    Sheeze... When is it going to stop...

    We have 2 options...

    1. Lower taxes and let people pay for this with their own money.

    2. Raise taxes, and have tax payers pay for others to improve their homes...

    Looks like any easy decision to me.... I guess Obama believe it is more fair for the Government to be the middle man and skim some off the top then transfer that money to the individual then letting the homeowner pay for it themselves...

    It's a great scam they have going on in Washington Dc...
     
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