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Mon March 25, 2013

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 8:34 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And our last word in business today is: highly illogical, captain.

Congress has rebuked the IRS for spending tens of thousands of dollars to film a "Star Trek" parody video.

(SOUNDBITE OF IRS VIDEO)

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: These are the voyagers of the Starship Enterprise Y. Its never-ending mission is to seek out new tax forms, to explore strange new regulations, to boldly go where no government employee has gone before.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The video stars IRS workers and was shown at a conference in 2010.

GREENE: The agency admitted it was a mistake to spend money on the video, which was deemed to have no training value.

As Mr. Spock might say: fascinating.

MONTAGNE: And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

GREENE: And I'm David Greene. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.