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Lifestyles of the IRS and infamous

Every hardworking taxpayer should ponder this: The IRS is only one of over 1,300 agencies within the federal government ("IRS manager claims he started extra scrutiny," June 10). If the IRS could spend over $50 million on "conferences" between 2010 and 2012, is it a stretch to think that this type of waste is going on within hundreds other agencies?

Every time I read about these overpaid bureaucrats flushing away our tax dollars on garbage such as junkets to exotic and expensive locales which are disguised as "conferences, training or employee morale boosters," I just want to get in the faces of these morons. These people really need a reality check.

What I think has really gone unnoticed is that the IRS was squandering our money from 2010 to 2012 at the height of the recession and peak unemployment. These idiots were just shucking and jiving, living high off the hog on our dime. All IRS manager Faris Fink could say was that "this is embarrassing." Really, just embarrassing? Thousands of dollars were spent on a "Star Trek" training video, lavish gifts, event planners, first class plane tickets and plush hotel rooms. This self indulgence is disgusting and probably exceeds billions of dollars throughout the government because these desk jockeys are spending our money.

These people are supposed to be working for us, but why is it I feel that I am supporting their luxurious life styles?

Brian Spector, Easton

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