"Why does the IRS need $80 billion? Just look at its cafeteria."

Once again, you can't make stuff like this up.

As of July 29, the IRS had a backlog of 10.2 million unprocessed individual returns [3.7 million as of Nov. 11, 2022]. Blame the pandemic, sure, but also the agency’s embarrassingly outdated, paper-based system, which leaves stacks and stacks of returns cluttering shelves, hallways and even the cafeteria.

On the Pipeline, paper tax returns aren’t scanned into computers; instead, IRS employees manually keystroke the numbers from each document into the system, digit by digit.