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Published: Monday, May 17 2010 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Another Obama boondoggle program that essentially uses tax dollars for insulation.

How about some investigative reporting to tel us how much is is costing per house for provide "free" services? Include the cost of the materials, labor, and also all the administrative overhead, the office staff, and the "house in the warehouse" and it is a huge amount.

I am all for energy conservation and helping poor people improve their houses, but this is just a waste of money.

Where in the Constitution does it make insulating poor people's houses the responsibility of the federal government?

Mike G.

Weatherization focuses services to vulnerable populations (elderly, handicapped, etc.)- it has been around since 1976. And, WX is certainly cheaper than building a new power plant or two!!

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It is proven that the cost of weatherizing a home as opposed to not saves the state and federal government more money than they would expend otherwise. It prevents health issues related to cold and heat, emergencies & death (from Carbon Monoxide and cold) and prevents homelessness. This program is really difficult to get into and they are fixing up homes of people that are chronically ill, elderly, and in horrible poverty. It is worth every dollar. Simple-minded people bent on hate don't see the true cost of poverty and the negative comments are out of line, bigotry, and inappropriate. Again, this SAVES us money.

mobilemitch

@DN subscriber...
Yet another program/problem that Obama is getting the credit/blame for that happened long before he had anything to do with it.

Please educate yourself before commenting.

Since 1976 the weatherization program has saved more money than it has cost and helps reduce our need for foreign oil. WHAT A BOONDOGGLE!

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