Employee training videos are rarely interesting to watch, but the Internal Revenue Service’s attempt to make them interesting has gone where no government agency has gone before — a total fail at “Star Trek” and $60 thousand of taxpayer money down the drain.
Only after a Louisiana congressman blasted the tax agency for spending $60 thousand on a poorly-done training video on finding tax evaders as well as another training video parodying “Gilligan’s Island,” the IRS apologized last week.
A statement by the IRS read: “The IRS recognizes and takes seriously our obligation to be good stewards of government resources and taxpayer dollars. There is no mistaking that this video did not reflect the best stewardship of resources.”
The god-awful “Star Trek” parody by the IRS was released on YouTube over the weekend. If there’s anything their $60 thousand didn’t buy, it’s some good actors and decent CGI effects.