Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Consumer Financial "Protection" Bureau. Really?

The reality is that "consumers" are being raped by this bunch.

Judicial Watch has been auditing the CFPB’s finances.  Among the “questionable expenses” they have discovered are $479,354 for sign language translation services, $4,500 to send top attorneys to a “banking law fundamentals” class, and starting salaries as high as $173,000 per year.

The sign-language services are for TWO employees.

The "top lawyers" evidently didn't know squat about banking--from which they're going to 'protect' consumers.

And those salaries?

...Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY) observed in congressional hearings that starting salaries at the agency exceeded Office of Personnel Management standards by up to 90 percent.  Judicial Watch adds that “a dozen new hires take home more than $225,000 a year, while a student intern was paid $51,620 ‘through completion of education & study.’

Whose nephew or niece gets $1,000/week to be an intern until they finish college?


Saint Revolution said...

It's all fine and dandy to get one more news item of our heinous out of control government but, gadamnit, can somebody post WHAT THE HELL IS BEING DONE ABOUT IT?!?!


Saint Revolution said...

Peruse relevant Saint Revolution Dad29 blog comment here.

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