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IRS APOLOGIZES FOR WASTING TAXPAYER MONEY ON ‘STAR TREK’ PARODY
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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/...-resourcs/

video at link


Quote:IRS APOLOGIZES FOR WASTING TAXPAYER MONEY ON ‘STAR TREK’ PARODY: ‘NOT…THE BEST STEWARDSHIP OF RESOURCES’

While the IRS did apologize, it also said the “Star Trek” video was really a “well-intentioned, light-hearted introduction to an important conference during a difficult period for the IRS.”

“Back in Russia, I dreamed someday I’d be rich and famous,” one of the Star Trek tax collectors says during the clip.

“Me too, that’s why I became a public servant,” his friend responds with a grin, “fist bumping” the Russian.


The agency apologized in a statement: “The IRS recognizes and takes seriously our obligation to be good stewards of government resources and taxpayer dollars…There is no mistaking that this video did not reflect the best stewardship of resources.”
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Here's a link to the CBS story with full video:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-5757...rek-video/

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CBS News filed a Freedom of Information request asking for the video after the IRS earlier refused to turn over a copy to the congressional committee that oversees tax issues: House Ways and Means. According to committee Chairman Charles Boustany, Jr. (R-LA), the video was produced in the IRS's own television studio in New Carrollton, MD. The studio may have cost taxpayers more than $4 million dollars last year alone.

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Granted, this was in 2010, and many corporations produce training videos that may or may not be humorous, but they do it with corporate money, not taxpayer money. But, hey, this vid only cost 60k. No big deal, right?
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