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Old 05-08-2010, 06:36 PM
 
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Texas Green Network Federal Grants Reaching Texas Cities

Federal Grants Reaching Texas Cities

4/21/10—The U.S. Department of Energy announced that both San Antonio and Austin, Texas, will be awarded $10 million to jumpstart programs to realize energy savings from our homes and businesses. The Retro-Fit Ramp-Up awards will stimulate the region’s economy and help create green jobs.
“These new initiatives will go a long way towards making a vibrant, clean energy economy a reality in Austin, San Antonio, and throughout the state,” said Cyrus Reed, director of the Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter.
The U.S. Department of Energy dished out $450 million in federal grants in total, to 25 cities, counties, and states. The funds are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Department of Energy chose cities that were determined to have the best proposals for energy retrofit programs. Many of these programs will include training construction workers, qualified contractors, and creating financing mechanisms that will help building owners and homeowners pay for retrofits over time while benefiting immediately from lower energy bills.








In other cities I have seen several of the houses have more money poured into them then the house is worth on top of the fact that the people living in them are worthless and don't care to ever work. Not to mention the people who end up with the new "green jobs" are clueless about what they are doing and just wasting money and oxygen.
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Great, they've got the Sierra Club (Society Against Absolutely Everything) in TX too? All they do here is complain about... well, everything. Light rail, lack of light rail, trails, no trails, trails in the wrong places, more and less bike lanes.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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Let's make it simple. Do you think the $10 million stimulus money is better spent on the environment? or hiring those doctors that are in such great need?
If doctors were in such great need, they wouldn't have time to treat scratches and common ailments that can be looked up online. I don't think spending more money is going to cure the environment or medicine.
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:28 PM
 
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If doctors were in such great need, they wouldn't have time to treat scratches and common ailments that can be looked up online. I don't think spending more money is going to cure the environment or medicine.
what are you talking about?
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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If one choice had to be picked, I would like it to be spent on being healthy. As we all know, primary care physicians are in desperate need (specialists make more so more med students gravitate towards specialized medicine). We need more incentives for med students to go into primary medicine and more services offered by Texas Med Clinic type of places that are affordable/sliding scale.
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:26 PM
 
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Let's make it simple. Do you think the $10 million stimulus money is better spent on the environment? or hiring those doctors that are in such great need?
Let me play devil's advocate,
and I'm going to throw in an argument (I don't believe in it, but I've heard it many times)

I busted my ....... going to college, I'm still paying college loans, I'm already paying X amount of dollars every month for health insurance,
so why should I be punished by taking my tax dollars to pay for somebody else's treatment, too?

Isn't that socialism, taking money from "us" to give it to other people?
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:36 AM
 
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Let me play devil's advocate,
and I'm going to throw in an argument (I don't believe in it, but I've heard it many times)

I busted my ....... going to college, I'm still paying college loans, I'm already paying X amount of dollars every month for health insurance,
so why should I be punished by taking my tax dollars to pay for somebody else's treatment, too?

Isn't that socialism, taking money from "us" to give it to other people?
Just found this thread after four years!!! My how things have changed in those four little years. Welcome to SOCIALISM in Amerika! IE - Obamacare...ie Affordable Healthcare Act.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:53 PM
 
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How are we liking our socialized medical care? Or are we still glad we went green?
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