Obama’s Cash for Caulkers

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Van Jones may be gone, but his special interest rewards remain fully intact, and now the booty will be doled out to favored enviro-greenie recipients. Cash for Caulkers will be a homeowner welfare program aimed at inducing people to seek government-approved, green home improvements that will benefit the entire Green Industry. Homeowners can receive rebates for politically correct home retrofits. Can anyone say bubble?

The program contains two parts: money for homeowners for efficiency projects, and money for companies in the renewable energy and efficiency space.

A spokesman for Dow says this:

“The president’s proposals on weatherization and industrial energy efficiency will have the triple benefit of creating jobs quickly, saving consumers money and reducing our nation’s carbon footprint,” Plishka said in a statement.

Lowe’s also released a statement that voiced approval for a national incentive program. This is more political redistribution and corporate welfare gone wild – disguised as a benefit to the average Joe homeowner.

This latest redistribution scam will likely cover the purchase of air conditioners, heating systems, washing machines, refrigerators, windows, etc. According to a story on Bloomberg, someone in the government believes that “The rebates would put 600,000 to 850,000 Americans to work retrofitting 5 million homes and saving $3.3 billion in energy costs.” Haven’t we heard that before?


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3 Responses to Obama’s Cash for Caulkers

  1. Mike Tuggle says:

    December 9th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    The Cold War was justified by its opposition to godless communism. The War on Freedom, I mean, Terror, is justified by its struggle against Islamomeanies. But a war for Gaia justifies paying any price and bearing any burden, including government control of anything it deems necessary to take over. Who could be against Mother Earth?

  2. Richie says:

    December 10th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Haha. Of course Lowe’s and Home Depot support Obama handing them taxpayer money, ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, consumers making their homes more energy efficient.

  3. Michael says:

    December 10th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Cash for Caulkers. Cash for Clunkers. Credit Crunch. I sometimes wonder if they come up with a clever-sounding alliteration, and then formulate the intervention.

    We can’t allow the market to decide how homeowners should insulate and energize their homes Karen. Only free people get to decide this. Serfs, er, I mean, citizens (yeah, that’s it) of the United States are now enslaved by the green-industrial complex.

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