Weather Blunderground

  • Aired:  10/24/11
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Barack Obama wants to create a green economy by weatherizing American homes. (5:19)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

NOW THAT WE ARE PULLING OUT OF

IRAQ WE CAN TURN OUR ATTENTION

TO PROBLEMS HERE AT HOME.

HIGH ENERGY COSTS, WHAT ARE WE

GOING TO DO ABOUT THAT?

>> I THINK WE CAN CREATE A NEW

GREEN ECONOMY.

>> Jon: THAT SOUNDS AWESOME.

AND MINTY.

WE INVEST IN THE GRID AND IN

50 YEARS WE'RE LOOKING AT

SOLAR MOON HOUSES MADE OF

RECYCLED HELIUM MOLECULES AND

PANDA HAIR.

TO THE FUTURE.

>> WE'RE GOING TO WEATHERORTER

HOMES.

>> WE WEATHERORTER HOMES.

WEATHERORTER HOMES.

THEY'RE MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT.

>> Jon: THAT IS SOMETHING TOO.

THEY'RE VERY IMMATURE.

I DON'T THINK THAT THAT'S

SOMETHING THAT... I THINK...

TALKING ABOUT SEALING WINDOWS.

THAT'S NOT BETTER.

I DON'T, I DON'T.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

WHY WOULD YOU NEED THREE TO

KEEP SOMETHING WARM?

THERE.

THERE WE GO.

AS WE'VE BEEN TOLD,

WEATHERIZATION IS A MODEST

ACHIEVABLE PROGRAM THAT WILL

CUT OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN

OIL AND PUT MONEY IN PEOPLE'S

POCKETS RIGHT AWAY.

>> WE'RE PUTTING GRANTS TO

STATE TO HELP WEATHER-IZE

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF

HOMES.

>> Jon: ARE YOU NUTS?

IT'S LIKE GIVING YOUR TEENAGE

KIDS THE $1,000 AND SAYING

WE'RE GOING AWAY FOR THE

WEEKEND.

WEATHER-IZE THE HOUSE WHILE

WE'RE GONE.

YOU'LL COME HOME TO THE DOG

WEARING YOUR WIFE'S WEDDING

DRESS.

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE SURE

IS STATES DON'T SCREW THIS

THING UP.

>> I'M GOING TO BE A BIT OF A

PAIN IN THE NECK.

WE HAVE GOT TO MAKE SURE THAT

WE HOLD AS MANY PEOPLE

ACCOUNTABLE.

>> Jon: JOE!

>> WE HAVE TO FOLLOW THE MONEY

HERE.

THE NEED FOR US TO FOM THE

MONEY.

I DON'T WANT TO GET A PHONE

CALL SAYING, YOU KNOW, IT'S

BEEN SITTING THERE AND NOTHING

HAS HAPPENED FOR THREE WEEKS.

WE MAY SOMETIMES NOT HAVE THE

LEGAL AUTHORITY ONCE WE CUT

THE CHECK TO DO MUCH ABOUT IT.

BUT I'LL TELL YOU WHAT THE

MORAL DISAPROBATION OF THIS

OFFICE WILL BE USED.

>> Jon: YOU HAVE FOSSIL FUEL

RESIDUE ON YOUR... IT'S EITHER

ASH WEDNESDAY OR BIDEN HAS

BEEN MAKING SMORZ WITH HIS

LIGHTER AGAIN.

ANYWAY THAT'S HOW WE'RE GOING

TO KEEP THE STATES IN LINE.

THE MORAL DISAPROBATION OF JOE

BIDEN.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT

THAT ENTRENCHED STATE AND

FEDERAL BUREAUCRACIES?

WELL, IN BIDEN'S HOME STATE OF

DELAWARE OFFICIALS HAD TO

SUSPEND THE WEATHERIZATION

PROGRAM IN MAY 2010 DUE TO

GROSS MISMANAGEMENT AND

POTENTIAL FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY.

(SIGHING)

JOE BIDEN COULDN'T CONTROL

FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY IN HIS OWN

STATE.

A THING SO SMALL YOU COULD

ACTUALLY WEATHER-IZE IT.

BUT MAYBE AFTER FOUR DECADES

DELAWARE IS SIMPLY IMMUNE TO

JOE BIDEN'S CRANKYNESS SO HOW

IS A $5 BILLION-PLUS DOLLARS

WE SPENT ON WEATHERIZATION

WORK OUT FOR US?

>> THE GOAL OF THE 41-STATE

PROGRAM IS 170,000

RETROFITSAGE 0,000 JOBS

CREATED IN SEATTLE WHICH GOT A

$20 MILLION GRANT ONE YEAR

INTO THE PROGRAM ONLY THREE

HOMES HAVE HAD UPGRADES AND 14

JOBS CREATED.

>> Jon: 14 JOBS TO WEATHER-IZE

THREE HOMES?

ARE YOU PLUGGING THE

UNEMPLOYED INTO THE DRAFT?

COME ON, MAN.

THREE HOMES IN A YEAR.

HAVE YOU BEEN TO AFGHANISTAN?

IN AFGHANISTAN IN THE FACE OF

WEEKS WE BUILT AN ENTIRE CITY

IN A BARREN DESERT AND

EQUIPPED IT WITH WATER

FILTRATION, PIZZA HUTS,

STARBUCKS.

WE DID IT WHILE PEOPLE WERE

SHOOTING (BEEP) ROCKETS AT US.

YOU'RE TELLING ME WE SHOULDN'T

BE ABLE TO WEATHER-IZE SEATTLE

BUNK LOWS?

WE HAVE NOTHING FOR $5

BILLION.

>> THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT SAYS

14% OF THE PROJECTS FAILED TO

MEET SAFETY OR QUALITY

STANDARDS.

THEY FOUND SOME OF THE FURNISH

ACES SPEWED CARBON MONOXIDE.

WATER HEATERS ON THE VERGE OF

EXPLODING.

CONTRACTORS NOT FAMILIAR WITH

WEATHERIZATION SPEWING

ASBESTOS THROUGHOUT THE HOME.

>> Jon: YOU KNOW WHAT?

IF AS A COUNTRY WE CAN'T EVEN

HANDLE WEATHER-IZING OUR

HOUSES, WE ARE DONE.

WE MIGHT AS WELL JUST SAW A

HOLE IN THE ROOF AND HUDDLE

AROUND A TIRE FIRE FOR WARMTH.

MR. PRESIDENT, THE GREEN

ENERGY IS YOUR IDEA.

DON'T JUST THROW A LOT OF TAX

PAYOR MONEY IN THERE AND WALK

AWAY.

WHEN YOU DECIDED TO KILL BIN

LADEN, DID YOU SAY HERE GIVE

THIS MONEY TO HALEY BARBOUR TO

HEAD UP A PROGRAM.

GO DOWN TO THE SITUATION ROOM,

PICK UP THE SCRAMBLE LINE AND

CALL IN SEALANT TEAM 6.

GET IT DONE.

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