March 23, 2013
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK: IRS calls ‘Star Trek’ parody video a mistake.
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.
My wife made an hour-long documentary for less than half that.