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Video: Where’s Faris?

posted at 3:44 pm on June 5, 2013 by

A little reminder from the House Oversight Committee that the investigation into the IRS involves more than just their targeting of conservatives.  They’re also interested in IRS Deputy Commissioner Faris Fink, who spent $50,000 on a bad Star Trek parody, and also ensconced himself in luxury during a $4 million conference in Anaheim:

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to have a field day Thursday when it reviews an inspector’s general report on the $49 million spent by the Internal Revenue Service on conferences between 2010 and 2012.

The $50,000 used to produce Star Warsparody videos has already been cited.  Other examples of what critics say was wasteful spending included $17,000 for an artist who made images of Michael Jordan, Bono, Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln during one IRS conference.

According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, IRS Deputy Commissioner Faris Fink spent five nights in a two-bedroom presidential suite at the Anaheim, Calif., Hilton.

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Economic stimulus!

RiverCocytus on June 5, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Faris Fink? OK, what’s his real name and fake email addresses?

Five days in the presidential suite, eh? “They used to laugh at my name… now I laugh as I burn their tax dollars!”

Marcola on June 5, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Um, he’s sick. My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it’s pretty serious.

portlandon on June 5, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Thank You Nancy………

Bueller……. Bueller……..Bueller

journeymike on June 5, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Fire them go to a progressive flat tax with everyone in the game even if just a dollar!

losarkos on June 5, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Faris Fink? OK, what’s his real name and fake email addresses?

Marcola on June 5, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Exactly my thought. If dick windsor can win awards, I won’t be at all surprised when it’s found that faris fink is actually a fake email used by lois lerner.

Lost in Jersey on June 5, 2013 at 6:55 PM

The better parody is that the IRS reportedly cannot find many of the receipts related to the $4 MILLION Anaheim blowout. If *YOU* can’t find your receipts, you risk jail for tax evasion. If *THEY* can’t find their receipts, well, they’re the IRS. They don’t have to play by their rules.

Zumkopf on June 5, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Just heard a report that Faris is going to testify tomorrow. Should be entertaining & infuriating at the same time.

rbj on June 5, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Just heard a report that Faris is going to testify tomorrow. Should be entertaining & infuriating at the same time.

rbj on June 5, 2013 at 7:37 PM

with his reputation for benders, will he be bringing a fifth or pleading the fifth?

Lost in Jersey on June 5, 2013 at 8:33 PM

One should also note that this is another example of inaccurate reporting by MSM, specifically, ABC Radio News:

The $50,000 used to produce Star Wars parody videos has already been cited.

It is a Star Trek parody, not a Star Wars parody.

slp on June 5, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Maybe he disappeared into an alternate universe.

Odysseus on June 6, 2013 at 10:33 AM