IRS busted over dancing employees video

dancing IRS employeesThe Internal Revenue Service is taking yet another hit after an awful, but expensive, video of dancing employees was turned over to the House Ways and Means Committee.

Another inspector general report is coming out next week showing some of the absurd expenses the IRS doled out for a 2010 conference with managers from the Small Business/Self Employed division.

One of those expenses was shooting a video of dancing SBSE executives learning the line-dance, “Cupid Shuffle,” that they performed at the conference. It is unknown if the employees were filmed dancing during work hours, though some of them have their employee ID badges on.

“The IRS said the video cost $1,600 to produce,” CNN reported.

You may recall seeing or hearing about the painfully ridiculous and expensive IRS-training Star Trek parody video also presented at this conference.

Clearly realizing that the last thing the IRS needed was another scandal, the spin to explain this waste of money began Friday.

It turns out, the IRS actually couldn’t explain it – honestly, who could – but they are taking responsibility for this nonsense.

The IRS said the video “was unacceptable and an inappropriate use of government funds,” according to the article.

You think?

CNN reported on a statement from Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel:”‘While there were legitimate reasons for holding the meeting, many of the expenses associated with it were inappropriate and should not have occurred,’ he said, adding new rules have been put in place and such a conference will not happen under his watch.”

Watch your tax dollars hard at work with the $1,600 video of dancing IRS officials via The Daily Caller:

More from CNN.


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