Ericynot, your suggestion that we should turn dow our thermostats in winter and turn them up in summer is a good illustration of what I hate about socialism. When I heat my house in the winter, my goal is to have a comfortable environment to live in, as opposed to the harsh winds and sub-zero temperatures outside. Since the reason for having a house is comfort, I would have to be crazy to adjust the temperature to make it uncomfortable inside. If I want to be uncomfortable, I’ll go outside! I’d rather spend some effort on weatherproofing so I can afford to maintain a comfortable house.
Now, do you think Algore keeps his house comfortable? Do YOU keep your house comfortable? If you don’t, you’re crazy, and if you do, you’re a hypocrite.