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Monday, May 31, 2010

$81 million taken from US taxpayers for IRS decoration, reflecting pool, art gallery, gardens, no permanent jobs

5/30/10: "The $92 million renovations at the IRS compound in Andover (Mass.) 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”..."...

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