Hi Everyone,I was looking for some additional background on the proposed LIHEAP cuts I'm hearing about in the new Federal budget. Supposedly the proposed reduction is quite large, on the order of…Continue
"Just received an e-mail from Sears with the subject line "Save on Electricity: Replace Your Windows". The offer was to "Save $500...Request a FREE in-home estimate today"...it contained a link which took me…"
"Looks like the story is about 1 year old. The only followup story I found was last March. The Tennessee Comptroller's office investgated the weatherization program and wrote about it in their June 2010 audit report. …"
"Barbara, thanks for the link. Be careful getting excited about "Press Releases," there is usually a lot of makeup hiding the wrinkles. Please let us know when the report follows.
Interesting to me is the outline of 4…"
"Folks may be interested in this recent post on the WAPTAC blog:
"GAO Releases Study that WAP On Track"
Also, we expect that very soon reports will begin to come out on the National Weatherization Retrospective…"
"Matt, if you hadn't caused emotional response, would we ever have gotten informative responses from William and Don? Doubtful. Now we know some programs are tracking, even though it seems somewhat buried.
So in the…"
"I gotta say, this endless garbage really gets to me. I WILL get in peoples' faces a little about this.
Everything you government-program-bashers do was developed by federally-funded weatherization workers and was field-tested by…"
No foul, I just wanted to stress in my reply that I wasn't using the term loosely as some sensationalistic thread title to generate controversy or in any way to malign the whole weatherization program. My question was specific to…"
"I think most people try to do good work. The point about scaling up is definitely true. But "conflating" posts are necessary to attract eyeballs and create discourse so Evan, I think your title is to be applauded. Without…"
"Seems we agree on most of this--accountability and skill are essential; good work happens in WAP, etc--and I certainly didn't intend a confrontation. Sorry if you took it that way. In any case, my post was actually more in response to…"
""I think the term "Fraud" (even followed by a question mark) is an unfortunate choice of words here. Let's please not conflate issues with workmanship with deliberate fraud."
You may think it is an unfortunate…"
"I applaud your defence of the programs.Unfortunatly congress didnt think very highly.. they defunded it by 63%.Much like the farmers loan program of 80's the feds threw money at the wall like spigetti."No 10k is to little,we can give…"
It's easy to cherry-pick problems and stand them up as generalized straw men. Anyone who was among the 3000+ attendees at the the recent National Weatherization Training Conference last month witnessed first-hand how many…"