The Silliest Sequester: Pumping the Brakes on Green Building Programs that Save Taxpayer Dollars

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I’m not an economist, but if I am trying to save money, I don’t stop depositing money into my savings account.

I’m not a CEO, but if I had a division of a business that was turning a profit with every dollar invested, I would probably look at ways to increase investment, not reduce it.

But the coming sequester will make arbitrary across-the-board cuts in government program budgets, including extremely successful programs that pay for themselves in energy efficiency and green building. That’s not a very effective way to reduce government spending.

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