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.