If you want to get an idea of what Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau actually does, take a look at their website, and in particular the job openings. http://www.consumerfinance.gov…
As you can see, it’s a lot of six figure jobs for Washington bureaucrats and not much more. Here’s a sampling:
Here’s a $200,000 position for someone to do “empowerment”:
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Assistant Director, Office of Financial Empowerment
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 2011-019E
SALARY RANGE: $185,000 – $247,000
LOCATION: Washington, D.C.
CLOSES: October 21, 2011
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a newly formed Federal agency established under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
The Assistant Director, Office of Financial Empowerment, is responsible for leading the Office of Financial Empowerment, which is charged with developing and implementing policy and programs that empower low and moderate income and underserved consumers to make better informed financial decisions. The incumbent will lead a multi-disciplinary team of advisors and analysts developing, implementing, and managing financial empowerment programs, systems, and resources.
Here’s a speechwiter job for $125,000 or so:
Public Affairs Speechwriter
Closes Oct. 30, 2011
GRADE 5C/6 $98,000.00 – $149,036.00
Applications will be accepted from U.S. Citizens. Non-U.S. Citizens will be considered as permitted.
Here’s another $200,000 plus job for a Director of Research. You’d think that since the bureau was formed from the Fed, they’d simply move someone over from another Washington bureaucracy. Not the DC way.
Deputy Assistant Director, Division of Research
Closes Oct. 31, 2011
GRADE 8A $160,000.00-$235,000.00
Current CFPB employees on career or career-conditional (permanent) appointments in the competitive service or currently serving on a Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) appointment