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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: IRS’ taxpayer-funded vacations

- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 6, 2013

In 2010, 2,600 bureaucrats from the Internal Revenue Service attended a conference in Anaheim, Calif., home of Disneyland, at a cost to taxpayers of $4 million ("White House: Obama 'concerned' about bills from IRS conferences," Web, June 3). I guess once our taxes are paid and are in the IRS bank account, the bureaucrats figure that's their money and that they can spend it on vacations to see Mickey Mouse.

This is genius accounting. I am now planning my own trip to Disneyland. I plan to use my neighbor's credit card to obtain a $1,500 cash advance, then deposit this money into my bank account and use it to finance my vacation. After all, once my neighbor's money is in my bank account, it's my money to spend as I please, right?

The money will easily cover my airfare, lodging at a very nice hotel, meals at expensive restaurants, tickets to local attractions, and what I am most looking forward to — line-dancing lessons.

If this is legal for the IRS, I am pretty sure it would be legal for me.

ED NICHOLS

Montgomery Village

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