This is an old post but in light of IRS’ new budget of 11.4 billion (an increase of 196 million) it is worth re-watching to be reminded of how they spend your money.
You’ve no doubt heard about the IRS closing for 5 days (May 24, June 14, July 5, July 22, and August 30) due to the sequester cuts. Rep. Charles Boustany, a sub-chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, just sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Steve Miller suggesting that, instead of furloughs, they not send selected employees to a Governmental conference in Las Vegas later this year. One wonders how one of our successful business clients would handle such a difficult decision. Perhaps rather than cut off customer service, they might suggest that the IRS stop spending $70,000 plus on Star Trek and Gilligan’s Island videos for their training conferences. That might help. Since you paid for these IRS-produced parody videos, the least we can do is to post them for your viewing pleasure. Let us know if you think they were worth $70,000 of your hard-earned money. Feel free to comment in the feedback section below.
IRS Star Trek Spoof
(opens with these lines)
“Space: the final frontier
These are the voyagers of the Starship Enterprise Y
Its never-ending mission is to seek out new tax forms
To explore strange new regulations
To boldly go where no government employee has gone before.”
IRS Gilligan’s Island Spoof
He is also a founding Board Member and Finance Director of the Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center and serves on the Board of the National Equal Rights Institute.
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