At least we will be assured that our IRS masters will have nice digs from which to make our lives miserable. From the Boston Herald:
The $92 million renovations at the IRS compound in Andover will include a reflecting pool, an art gallery, indoor gardens, a 7,000-square-foot cafeteria and an amphitheater, but it remains unclear what new permanent jobs, if any, will come to the center.
The Herald reported last month that the IRS received $80.5 million in stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for "green upgrades" to the 400,000-square-foot complex.
The IRS already had $11.4 million on hand for the work. During a tour of the 50-year-old federal complex Thursday, the architect called the project "visionary" and said the building "will be relevant 50 years from now."
Some upgrade. Wouldn't you like to be able to deduct an indoor garden as part of "greening" your house?
Don't try it. What's good for the goose-steppers isn't necessarily good for the gander.
Hat Tip: Ed Lasky