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Thursday
Jun112009

NRCC - Shea-Porter Backed "Stimulus;" Money Has Gone to Sunbelt Cooling, Not Winter Heating 

New Hampshire Has Some of the Highest Energy Bills in the Nation, Will Receive Little Aid from So-Called “Stimulus”

 

Washington- New reports out today show that the Democrats’ so-called “stimulus” bill – which Rep. Carol Shea-Porter voted for (D-NH) – will funnel a large amount of taxpayer funds to help keep homes in the sunbelt cooler, instead of helping North Easterners keep their homes warmer during the cold winter months.

 

Despite the fact that New Hampshire families are strapped with heating bills that average 16 cents per kilowatt – compared to the 9.72 cents that Georgia residents pay – Carol Shea-Porter threw her support behind the Democrats’ massive “stimulus” bill, which failed to ensure that the funds would only go to those who need it the most. Last year, an average of 16% of residential electric accounts in New Hampshire were in arrears, averaging a total of $219. (Energy Information Administration, Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government, Electric Power Monthly with data for January 2009, http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/epm/table5_6_a.html, 2008 Individual State Report by the NARUC, Consumer Affairs Subcommittee On Collections Data Gathering, http://www.naruc.org/Publications/2008%20NARUC%20Collections%20Survey%20Report.pdf)

 

“Carol Shea-Porter left her constituents out in the cold by supporting this so-called ‘stimulus’ which has no accountability measures in place to make sure the funds go to those families who need it the most,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “Carol Shea-Porter failed to deliver relief to New Hamsphire families who face some of the most burdensome energy costs in the country.”

 

According to today’s New York Times, “stimulus” funds won’t go to those who need it the most:

 

“The federal government is spending $5 billion in stimulus money to weatherize homes across the country. That is almost as much as it has spent on weatherization since the program was created in the 1970s to cut heating bills and conserve oil for low-income people.

But this year, there is a twist.

 

“An unusually large share of the money will be spent not on keeping cold air out but on keeping cold air in. As a result of a political compromise with Sun Belt lawmakers last decade, the enormous expansion of the weatherization program will invoke a rarely used formula that will devote 31 percent of the money, nearly double the old share of 16 percent, to help states in hot climates, like Florida, save on air-conditioning....

 

“But there are substantial questions about whether it is the most efficient way to save energy.

 

“The nation spends twice as much on heating as on cooling, according to the federal Energy Information Administration, and it consumes more energy heating homes than cooling them. When it comes to emissions of heat-trapping gases, the department found, home heating is responsible for emitting twice as much carbon dioxide as home cooling. And a 2005 survey of home energy use by the agency found that the average household in New England spent $1,188 a year on heating, while the average household in Florida spent $597 on air-conditioning....

 

“In the past, cold states received two-thirds of the weatherization money; now they will take just over half.” (Cooper, “Stimulus Funds Spent to Keep Sun Belt Cool,” New York Times, June 8, 2009)

 

Thursday
Jun112009

Daily Grind: "Mr. Brown's" Brown Shirts 

"Mr. Brown's" Brown Shirts
A connect company who has made bad decisions runs to the comrades in Congress to gut a competitor.

 

Paying a loan back never felt so bad...
Even when banks pay back TARP loans that appears to come with strings attached!

 

ALG in the News: Rocky D Show
The Coburn Amendment to FDA Tobacco exposes the majority's hypocrisy.

 

Thursday
Jun112009

NetRight Daily: Health Care, ACORN and Voter Intimidation 

Corruption is ACORN: This video, released today from Americans for Limited Government, features prominent members of Congress calling on a halt of all Federal funds to ACORN.

 

Voter Intimidation and Politicization of Voters: Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) wrote the following post: "Last November's election was in many ways a high point. An energized electorate became engaged in a long and hard-fought campaign, and a young Senator captured the imagination of the nation. Turnout was high..."

 

Brown Bailout: Check out this spoof on the popular UPS commercials to combat the UPS bailout.

 

Paying Back a Loan Never Felt So Bad: When BB&T along with many other major financial institutions wanted to wash their hands clean of government funds, they were told that they would not be allowed until they passed strict tests, as ALG News previously reported. Even though Barack Obama said that he has no interest "in managing these banks—or running auto companies or other private institutions, for that matter," he has now granted a small few the right to repay their TARP loans. Why not all of them?

 

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A full reader on the IMF Bailout: Dollar in Danger

 

$100 Billion IMF Bailout to Aid Dollar's Downfall

 

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Thursday
Jun112009

CHQ - Viguerie Takes on MSNBC's Schultz Over Big Government 

ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard Viguerie Discusses Big Government on the "Ed Schultz Show"
ConservativeHQ.com - In an intense interview on MSNBC's "Ed Schultz Show," which aired Monday, June 8, ConservativeHQ.com Chairman Richard Viguerie discusses the GOP and why solutions to America's problems shouldn't involve more government. [Click Here to Find the Video]

 

Daily Lickskillet: Read today's Lickskillet comic here to find out if the cats are up to something.

 

Articles in News From The Front:

Conservative Leaders Speak Out Against GM Bailout

Poll: Most Don't Know Who Speaks for GOP

Steele calls on Republicans to hold the line

GOP Lawmakers to Fed: Stop Printing Money

An American Quiz

 

 

Thursday
Jun112009

Daily News from the Veterans Today Network 

A NEW SADDLE FOR A DEAD VA HORSE
If the VA was a Car Company, Next Year's Model would be an Edsel with Square Wheels
by Gordon Duff, Staff Writer


Every year, our fatcats in government get a full and total physical, from head to toe. There are special docs, deluxe hospital rooms and limousine service afforded to our lawmakers. However, veterans, even totally disabled veterans, former POWs and recently returning wounded often get 5 minutes a year with an RN or a very incomplete check up with a primary care. With a wife who teaches nurses how to give exams, I get plenty of feedback on what a real exam is. We don't get them. There seems to be a minor problemwith "accountability" and "treatment standards."
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