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Sunday, March 24, 2013

IRS rebuked for spending $60,000 on 'Star Trek' and 'Gilligan's Island' spoof videos

Congress has rebuked the IRS for spending $60,000 on "training" video parodies of Star Trek and Gilligan's Island. The IRS claims that the video training saved the agency $1.5 million compared to the costs of training employees in person.

Two observations. First, I find it incredibly ironic that members of Congress would complain about the wasting of taxpayer dollars. Wasting money is their sole purpose for existing.

Second, the following video does give us a rather candid glimpse into the bureaucratic mind. The video description pretty much sums it up:
The US Internal Revenue Service spent $60,000+ of your money to produce this terrible Star Trek spoof. Despite being really bad, the film does demonstrate the culture of government: You, the citizens, are tax cattle to be farmed for the state. Without genius central planners civilization itself would fall.
So, sit back, relax, and enjoy $1.5 million worth of IRS training.

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