The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) turned over a bizarre video of its employees learning how to dance to the House Ways and Means Committee, which is investigating the agency’s improper targeting of conservative nonprofit groups between 2010 and 2012.
The IRS video, provided to Ways and Means oversight subcommittee chairman Rep. Charles Boustany, is a tongue-in-cheek parody depicting IRS employees training for a dance competition. In the tradition of an elaborate parody of Star Trek by IRS employees that surfaced earlier this year, the clip is both pointless and excruciatingly unfunny.
“And I thought doing that Star Trek video was humiliating,” one IRS employee said in the video, referring to the earlier project, which was also provided to Boustany’s subcommittee.
“This video, produced for a 2010 IRS conference, was unacceptable and an inappropriate use of government funds. The IRS and the government as a whole now have strict new policies and procedures in place to ensure that taxpayer funds are being used appropriately,” the IRS said in a statement.