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Thursday, June 20, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

The IRS scandal with more than $50 million wasted on parties, elaborate hotel suites and other unnecessary expenditures is disgusting. If the IRS has $50 million to waste, I can think of a few things that are worthwhile.

We have vets who are without limbs. Their futures are shattered. New, all-terrain wheelchairs are their road to independent lives. Cost of a chair is $10,000.

Instead, our government seems to know only how to waste our money. For example: A million bucks was spent in Florida for turtle tunnels so these creatures won't get hit by cars. The turtles won't use the tunnels so they're still getting hit.

In Nevada, the mass transit authority spent millions for dogs to have a place to go to the bathroom and romp around at all train stops.

When are we going to have accountability in government? It has to stop.

Seeing the IRS wasting millions on a Star Trek party leads me to say one thing: Beam me up, Scotty. There is no intelligent life in Washington.

Mark Sarver



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