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U.S. Government Spent $93 Million to Weatherize 12 Homes

Written by Gary North on May 10, 2012

You must read it to believe it.

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Following up on a recent state auditor’s report, the U.S. Department of Energy released a report February 23 showing that despite receiving $93 million in federal stimulus money to weatherize homes, California has finished weatherizing just 12 homes. . . .

The federal agency said the California Department of Community Services and Development has weatherized just 0.03 percent of the homes it planned to as of February 16. Only five states had lower rates. . . .

If California does not begin effectively using the $93 million it already has received, it risks losing another planned installment of $93 million. . . .

The federal government said it would allocate funding to the state if California can show that it has effectively used $93 million already received for the same purpose. That will prove to be difficult, as the state auditor recently reported that as of December 1, no homes had been weatherized.

California State Auditor Elaine Howle said the department’s lack of progress is due to delays “both beyond and within its control.” She said the state should ask the federal government to extend the program’s deadline and improve efficiency.

The federal program, part of the economic stimulus effort, originally allocated $186 million to California to weatherize 50,080 homes – an amount that equates to $3,714 per home.

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This was part of Obama’s $787 billion shovel-ready stimulus package of 2009.

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13 thoughts on “U.S. Government Spent $93 Million to Weatherize 12 Homes

  1. When we reject Yahweh's morality as codified in His perfect law and altogether righteous judgments (Psalm 19:7-9), He promises to make us stupid. Yahweh, as always, is true to His promises.

  2. ccfonten says:

    Oh dear Lord the waste and fraud of this group of yoyos in DC is just plain mind boggling! If we ran our homes and businesses like them, we would all be living on the street!!!!!
    Is there no way we can stop them?????????

  3. A Patriot says:

    All very well and good, but where's the money? The article, like most I've seen like this, exposes the rediculous waste, but doesn't go further to explain where the money went. Someone needs to go to jail.

  4. goldendragon2012 says:

    "It's not my fault! You can't blame me for this! How can I be responsible for things outside my control?" (Larkin, Orren Boyle, Jim Taggart, et al. in "Atlas Shrugged", written more than 50 years ago, so obviously completely irrelevant to today.)

  5. goldendragon2012 says:

    Step 1: first make sure no-one will be able to track where the money went – use unmarked bills and keep no records.
    Step 2: when, sorry IF caught, agree completely that SOMETHING MUST BE DONE, and that no effort will be spared to track the money and identify the miscreants.
    Step 3: lamely admit (while hiding your smirks), many, many committee-meetings later, that for some unfathomable reason, no records seem to have been kept and the money cannot be traced.

  6. barb patton says:

    There is no one that is brave enough to stop the rot and cancer.. WAKE UP AMERICA

  7. Navy Vet says:

    The money was never meant to be used for weatherization of anything. This is another example of federal "money laundering" and we continue to see it happen in the Obama administration. The money first goes to a company such as Solyndra where it is laundered. After the CEO accomplices carve out their share, it is then sent to be used as campaign contributions. The really bad part of this scam is the fact that there is NO accountability to the TAXPAYER. All of these con artists should be in jail.

  8. lethrneck says:

    You can bet that it probably was more like $93 THOUSAND spent on 12 homes with the balance of the $92 MILLION spread around to the corrupt liberal Democrats, labor unions and Obama's massively growing bank account.
    No wonder he wants to get reelected.

  9. boomer8 says:

    you mean "relevant", don't you?

  10. boomer8 says:

    did you hear that California??? If you don't spend and waste the rest of that money, you're not going to get more to spend and waste!

  11. DEFEATOBAMAIN2012 says:

    man of man am I in the wrong business I sure would like to have that contract. LOL

  12. only if you are truly a thief!

  13. prado4587 says:

    Bingo. The defense contractors building the F-35 jet fighter (Lockheed Martin) and have gone more than $1 billion over budget would do a much better job managing projects like than the yoyos in DC!