IRS Wasted $60K On Star Trek Video


IRS Star Trek

When it comes to wasteful federal spending, you just can’t make up the things they waste money on. There’s one example after another. The latest is the $60,000 the IRS spent to make a stupid Star Trek parody video. Seriously, who comes up with this stuff?

Nobody’s going to win an Emmy for a parody of the TV show “Star Trek” filmed by Internal Revenue Service employees at an agency studio in Maryland.

Instead, the IRS got a rebuke from Congress for wasting taxpayer dollars.

The agency says the video, along with a training video that parodied the TV show “Gilligan’s Island,” cost about $60,000. The “Star Trek” video accounted for most of the money, the agency said.

The IRS said Friday it was a mistake for employees to make the six-minute video. It was shown at the opening of a 2010 training and leadership conference but does not appear to have any training value.

No training value? Ya think? Watch what our $60,000 was spent on. Good grief.

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