Cash for Caulkers–
The US government spent two million dollars of Stimulus money to caulk 7 homes.
From the Cashing In program on FOX News Saturday.
Most of the money went to administrative costs including salaries of state workers.
Texas Energy and Environment blog reported:
The state received millions of federal dollars from the economic-stimulus package to help poor Texans cut their energy bills, but by the end of last month, just seven homes had been weather-treated under the program.
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The state has spent $1.8 million of $163 million available over the past four months, with most of it going to administrative costs, such as the salaries of state workers.
The weatherization program was a key element of the federal effort to revive the economy, billed as a quick way to create jobs, save energy and cut utility bills.