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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Weatherization Act A Failure

Like pretty much everything else the Obama Administration has attempted, the weatherization portion of the "Stimulus Package" has  failed to do what was promised last year when it was passed.

"In short," the report says, "the Nation has not, to date, realized the potential economic benefits of the $5 billion ... The job creation impact of what was considered to be one of the Department's most 'shovel ready' projects has not materialized. And, modest income home residents have not enjoyed the significant reductions in energy consumption and improved living conditions promised as part of the massive Recovery Act weatherization effort." This bureaucratic failure has churned up significant backlash to the administration's efforts. Some have called this program a stimulus waste; others are asking about the merit of weatherizing homes at all.

Just goes to show you that government can't solve most problems even when you throw billions of dollars at the problem.  Sometimes, it's easier just not to spend the money, especially when you're borrowing it in the first place.

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