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posted: 5/22/2013 4:40 AM

$60,000 on a 'Star Trek' spoof?

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$60,000 on a 'Star Trek' spoof?

I was appalled to learn that $60,000 of taxpayer dollars was spent on some spoofs, including a Star Trek spoof, made to "train" (entertain) IRS employees.

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William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk on the original Star Trek show, called it an appalling waste of taxpayer dollars. Although Democrats cry for more funds, this is only the latest in a long line of inept spending behaviors (think $60 billion in Medicare fraud a year or hundreds of thousands spent on constructing robot squirrels).

I'm relieved that some congressman, like Peter Roskam, are working hard to cut government waste and lower our out of control deficit. House Republicans proposed a budget that would balance the budget in 10 years without tax increases, but the new Senate Democrat budget calls for a $1 trillion tax increase. Naturally. If it passes by some lunacy, I look forward to seeing the next spoof made to entertain the IRS. Lord of the Rings, anyone?

Erin Haft

Carol Stream

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