Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"Wasting" money on Interpreters

A conservative watchdog group is criticizing a federal agency for spending money on sign language interpreters. Judicial Watch says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is in the business of protecting Americans from abusive credit card and mortgage lenders, is wasting money on sign-language translation services. The consumer bureau has given a sign language interpreting agency a contract of more than $465,000 this year for its services, though only about $50,000 of the money has been spent so far. What is not used will be returned by the interpreting agency to the Bureau - which is funded, not by taxpayer money, but by the Federal Reserve.