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First of what is going and I -- the IR ask you then permission to use Howard taxpayer money to -- -- videos of the Star Trek and Gilligan's Island.
The IRS -- -- employee training videos but take a look is this how you want your tax dollars spent.
So like coffee while you wait so it's better than mcdonalds and only twice the price.
William -- -- into the engine and that he.
There's certain it's more so we thought it there's money laundering bribery anticipate haircuts and manicures running rampant industry.
Certain agreement exchanging their lowest scoring currency for paper bills.
-- don't yeah that's right certain pennies on the dollar.
House ways and means committee -- Charles Bruce Downey joins us -- I see -- sir I should say -- on the subcommittee thank you sir nice to have you.
Thank you Greta is really good to be with you.
I had so what is going -- -- the IRS.
Making these Star Trek videos and -- island videos on our dime.
Taxpayers are furious about this -- furious about it.
-- the IRS has come to us repeatedly.
-- more resources.
To hire more people.
Claiming they cannot do their job they you know they need more resources and yet.
But -- really outrageous like this which is a complete waste.
And I spoke with the acting commissioner of the IRS earlier today and he admits that this was completely wasteful and should not have been done.
And we're gonna sit down and have a talk when I get back to Washington to understand further what they're doing with the studio because.
I can understand -- -- -- some level it's important make educational videos.
But dispensed at 6000 dollars -- for the six minute video which was completely wasteful there's a mockery and it's -- it's it's a joke.
And settle this thing it really really encouraged taxpayer.
They're not the education business there and the tax collection business so I don't care -- animated education video say say this is it based they claims -- training video I watched them.
And it says things like heading McCain's team is a successful team really is that the kind of blather we need to have the IRS agents that we need to put the video -- at the video is it terrible video it's -- it's not a training video that off and -- and had to sell what you and -- are outraged at the 60000 dollars to building.
Did make in Gilligan's Island.
And -- Star Trek video is that cost just for this private studio they almost four million dollars to us last year's like costs keep exploding.
Right the commissioner told me that this studio's vision in existence with the IRS for quite some time.
But he's going to have to come clean and really account for what they're doing with this.
I can understand you know certain types of training videos being used -- that sort of thing but why should the IRS have its own studio.
I mean how many other agencies have studios like this and heavy equipment we've got there.
-- just waste and.
Critics just like you say deserves says we have -- -- the -- -- -- says well the -- been there for quite some time well that's a really bad excuse he's acting commissioner if he knew about the studio -- know wasn't cost four million dollars here and if he knows including student training videos which I don't think unnecessary.
Why in the world did he do something but instead he tells you what's been -- for quite some -- another way to -- another way -- -- senate set.
It -- its usual -- Rationed it.
Well -- we're gonna do anything until we demanded to see the videos.
And -- we demanded that they be released and you know there are gonna basically cover this up.
Now of the fact of the matter is it's.
Let me know like when he what I mean why didn't -- -- when he talked and acting commissioner.
Then you -- of the -- I mean he's giving these excuses -- TI and I read your letter I -- -- that he's given -- -- -- -- -- it's not Kim taking responsibility really -- for the taxpayers and doing some of the cities say well it's always been that way -- set some mistake what happens to -- his job to be in charge -- charge him is actually ridiculous expenses.
Does -- for a million dollars here whether he started it or not it still exists where pain yet.
Well Greta we're really outrages me is they've come to my service subcommittee multiple times.
Claiming that they need more resources they cannot do the job their task list.
And that is providing taxpayer service and enforcement.
And the fact of the matter is.
They asked for -- sources and yet they do this and were little look at every bit of what the IRS is doing -- subcommittees gonna go full all out.
It to a thorough investigation of all our operations.
We got to do this for the sake of the taxpayer.
And I don't want to hear anymore talk about needing more resource is at a time when we're running massive debts.
Massive debt and deficits.
We got to get a handle on this and we are gonna do it.
-- may -- -- -- morning millions -- start -- probably grain anchors and Beverly Hillbillies and everything -- minutes you know it's -- Donnie I think the first -- got to do is ask for the keys that studio put it up on the auction block see if someone applied an -- the IRS insists -- studio that knocked.
They're not movie business there and that tax collection business but.
-- -- Segregated -- it it's certainly good to question as to whether others have these kinds of studios as well.
Hi Dan about every -- -- -- a lot more things sound.
That we certainly -- a lot of things go NN that the GSA and other places but Catherine thank you and good luck -- hope it.
I hope him well a lot of good good fortune getting this money back girly stuff in the IRS is doing this thank you sir.
Thank you Greta great to be with you.
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