In the outtakes from a three-minute video of IRS employees learning a line dance to singer Cupid’s “Cupid Shuffle” in preparation for a 2010 agency conference, one of the employees, whose name has been redacted, says:
“Remember, they’re not professionals. Thank God they don’t earn their living this way.”
House Republicans would agree that IRS employees’ dancing in a video shouldn’t be part of their job, reports Politico. Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany, R-La., called the video “frivolous entertainment for agency bureaucrats.”
Boustany mentioned “tens of thousands” of wasted dollars, though the Associated Press reported the line-dancing video cost about $1,600. It was two other videos, parodies of “Star Trek” and “Gilligan’s Island,” that cost a combined $60,000.