IRS in Trouble With Congress for Wasting Money on ‘Star Trek’ Parody
The IRS was rebuked by Congress last week for wasting taxpayer dollars on a parody sketch of the TV show “Star Trek.”
The sketch was filmed by Internal Revenue Service employees at an agency studio in Maryland. The "Star Trek" video was used in a training and leadership conference in 2010.
Reportedly the IRS created this sketch along with another that parodied the TV show “Gilligan’s Island.” The cost to make both films was about $60,000.
Congressional investigators requested copies of both videos Friday. After viewing both members of Congress deemed the “Gilligan’s Island” video to be a legitimate training video, but not the “Star Trek” one.