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.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.