Employees working for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services made, on average, twice as much handling non-English Obamacare inquiries compared to clerks speaking English, according to documents obtained by ProEnglish.
The Freedom of Information Act request was secured by ProEnglish, a self-proclaimed advocate for the English language as “America’s common, unifying language” and adoption of English as “the official language at all levels of government.”
The documents obtained showed “English-speaking clerks only earned $12 per hour while translators are paid $22.75 per hour plus a monthly deferential of $643.”
Along with the pay disparity, documents highlighted nearly 12 percent of the awarded contract of $90 million went specifically to the “Spanish-language aspect of phone-enrollment assistance” as well as a separate contract of $1.4 million aimed at “securing the endorsement of a Spanish-speaking celebrity to promote Obamacare.”
And what next?NOTHING!
Hey we let them take over the country and now we let them get away with it, when are we going to get off our asses and do something ?
Its okay when "whitey" gets stomped on.
In today's market, those with language skills are paid for the added skills. Those that speak only one language, generally, are at the bottom of the wage scale. This is not unusual, so what's the beef?
Yo quiero Taco Bell so give me $22.75!
I don't like Taco Bell. They would go broke if they were waiting for me to buy their crappyass food!
So? I don't like McDonalds. We all have different food takes.
whats the beef ? what a pathetic response
You liberals will be the first to scream unfair unfair when demonrats turn this country into a third world sh#$#t hole run by a bunch of thug dictators like that rat you put in in the crackhouse
The "beef" is that America should be English Only! Borders, Language and Culture matter, to paraphrase the great communicator, Michael Savage. If you can't speak English, G.T.F.O! Get The Frick Out ! Now, you Libtard Progressives can call me all your favorite derogatory names.
While I agree that this should be a nation (as it used to be) one nation, one language, the article was not about one language, but the disparity of the skilled, versus the "not so skilled". They are paying for the skill set.
Well, I'm going to call you sensible. We should make English the official language of the USA and require all levels of government to do business with citizens and residents in English. All official forms for internal use in the country should be in English.
In dealing with foreign diplomats and visitors I see no problem in providing them instructions in their own language with they have to deal with government officials. Have the forms in different languages on a computer and print them when needed.
As for the private sector, let free enterprise dictate their choices and keep government interference out on this area.
USA used to be "learn to speak English or get out." Since the tinpot dictator in dc, the soroos-sockpuppet boblamea took over, oh now, how wonderful the socialist/Marxist "diversity" is. Screw the bastard, he is not "our prez"!