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Cash for Caulkers

A Modest Green Agenda for the Coming Congress

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

As President Obama observed recently, he and the outgoing lame duck Congress deserve credit for a productive session. They enacted a tax cut and econo...

Dan Froomkin

AMERICA NEEDS JOBS Idea No. 3: The Joys Of Retrofitting | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Part of Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series; see the introduction.) Let's say you're running a country that's suffering from a terrible jo...

Yes, President Obama, Insulation IS Sexy

Laura A. Hutchings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Laura A. Hutchings

When your home is comfy and cozy, your wife may be inspired to break out that nightie you bought her for Valentine's Day or to get it on without the blankets.

"Home Star" in the Home Stretch: House Passes Groundbreaking Home Energy Retrofit Legislation

Laura A. Hutchings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laura A. Hutchings

With 2 million jobs lost in construction since 2006 and unemployment at 25%, it's time to act on Home Star, a bill that would bring $6 billion to construction while providing energy efficiency rebates for homeowners.

Cash For Caulkers Rebates: Obama Announces $6 Billion For Homestar Program

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Sounding a familiar clean-energy theme, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced details of a proposed energy rebate program ...

Clinton's Cash for Caulkers? Not enough Economic Insulation

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

Weatherization should be the Democrats' dream program. In one fell swoop you create jobs, reduce living expenses, improve national energy security, enhance business profitability and confront global warming.

"Cash For Caulkers": The Daily Show's Most Immature Montage Ever (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

With Obama's energy conservation program, "Cash for Caulkers," gaining steam, Jon Stewart jumped at the chance to get in on the action. The host revel...

Jobs and Justice: Tie Wall Street Profits and Bonuses to the Unemployment Rate

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

Congress and the Administration should call for a steep windfall tax on all Wall Street profits and bonuses, directly tying the tax to the unemployment rate.

Sam Stein

Cash For Caulkers: Obama Wants Auto Program Principles Applied To Home Construction | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an effort to further stimulate job growth, the Obama administration is applying the principles of the Cash for Clunkers program to the housing cons...

The Problem With a Jobs Bill -- And With Everything Else

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

As long as our economy is structured to pass everything up to a few at the top, stimuli can't work well, and jobs bills can't work well, either. Neither can anything else.

Dan Froomkin

Obama Fails To Move The Needle With His Jobs Speech | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's the key takeaway from President Obama's jobs talk on Monday: It's too little, too late. Obama proposed an unspecified amount of new spending o...

Help Turn Copenhagen Into Hopenhagen

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Pointing the country toward a clean energy future is going to be a big job, requiring the skills of all of us -- carpenters, metal fabricators, tool and dye makers, scientists, truck drivers, software designers, engineers and others.

Cash for Caulkers: Right Plan, Wrong Name

Stephen Cowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephen Cowell

Shakespeare's famous phrase rings true for many things, but not when it comes to "Cash for Caulkers." Relating Home Star to "Cash for Clunkers" is an easy way to convey the general concept.

Obama Jobs Speech: Help For Small Businesses, Transportation, Energy-Efficient Homes

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called for a major new burst of federal spending Tuesday, perhaps $150 billion or more, aiming to jolt the w...

A New Stimulus Package Save People Money And Save The Environment | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

White House officials are looking at creating a new version of cash for clunkers -- this time for home weatherization. McKinsey, the consulting firm [...

The President Asks for Help -- From Us

Eric Lotke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lotke

Educating the public is partly our job. We need to talk about budgeting responsibly in the long run and kick starting the economy right away. We need to move past the "false choice" between jobs now and growth later.