Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cash for Caulkers Program

NEW YORK ( -- President Obama proposed a new program Tuesday that would reimburse homeowners for energy-efficient appliances and insulation, part of a broader plan to stimulate the economy. The administration didn't provide immediate details, but said it would work with Congress on crafting legislation. Steve Nadel, director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, who's advising on the bill, said a homeowner could receive up to $12,000 in rebates. The proposal is part of the President's larger spending plan, which also includes money for small businesses, renewable energy manufacturing, and infrastructure. Based on earlier bills, consumers might be eligible for a 50% rebate on both the price of the equipment and the installation, up to $12,000, said Nadel. So far, there is no income restriction on who is eligible. That would mean a household could spend as much as $24,000 on upgrades and get half back.

What do yáll think about this program? Good idea or bad? I can tell yáll one thing, I wish some of these programs that are created would actually benefit me as well, being that I don't own a home, this plan does me no good. The one's that own homes, how beneficial will this program be to you.

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