Set taxpayers to ‘stunned': IRS boldly spends $60,000 on ‘Star Trek’ training video

Do you want to see the “Star Trek” training video the IRS shot? You might as well — you paid for it.

CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson has distinguished herself as a journalist with her reporting on Benghazigate and Fast and Furious, but it doesn’t take an investigative reporter to know how well $60,000 worth of amateur video will fly while White House tours are being cut because of sequestration.

Post your reviews below. Even the IRS seems reluctant to give two thumbs up to this effort, going by the statement the department issued:

The space parody video from 2010 is not reflective of overall IRS video efforts, which provide critical information to taxpayers and cost-effective employee training critical to running the nation’s tax system. In addition, the IRS has instituted tough new standards for videos to prevent situations similar to the 2010 video.

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