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How $21 Trillion in U.S. Tax Money Disappeared. “Full Scope Audit” of the Pentagon

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posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 06:20 AM
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I keep hearing the staggering amount of 21 trillion tax dollars is missing and unaccounted for.. !

The conspiracy minded claim the money has been used for the secret space program or for deep underground bases all over America.. An underground base is certainly more expensive to make and maintain than something above ground; probably 5 to 10 times more.. The Black triangles certainly do no come cheap either.... even with military spending a whopping $500 for a carpenters hammer and 800 dollars for toilet seat that money could buy a lot of either...Oops sorry that was a while back (1990s ?) and supposedly they were going to fix that....

OK now that we have that out of the way.. Where to heck has the money gone...? www.globalresearch.ca...


This is part of our series on the unaccounted for $21 Trillion in taxpayer money. As unbelievable and absurd as that sounds, the actual total of unaccounted for money at the Pentagon is most likely significantly more than $21 trillion. The First ever “full-scope audit” of the Pentagon is presently underway. Read the first report from this series here.

According to the Department of Defense Inspector General and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, $21 Trillion in Taxpayer Funding Is Unaccounted For.

To help people comprehend the scale of this, $1 Trillion is $1000 Billion. This means that $21,000 Billion in taxpayer money has gone missing.

changemaker.media...
changemaker.media...-toc-the-unaccountable-system-of-global-war-profiteers


Recall, also that the errors in cost, schedule and performance that result are not random: actual costs always turn out to be much higher than, sometimes even multiples of, early estimates; the schedule is always optimistic, and the performance is always inflated.

The Pentagon, defense industry and their congressional operatives want – need – to increase the money flow into the system to pretend to improve it.

Amen as I can not remember a large program that came in under budget and even on time... But I am far removed from such things and it might have happened ? Some how a big percentage of me doubts it though.. The bigger the program the more the cost over runs and delays....for whatever reason..



Supported by a psychology of excessive secrecy, generated fear and the ideological belief that there is no alternative to high cost, high complexity weapons, higher budgets are easier to justify, especially if no one can sort out how the Pentagon actually spends its money.


Back in the 90s it was promised that the accountability problem would be fixed by 1997 (fall out from the hammer fiasco ?) then that time was slipped back to 2000 then it will be solved by 2007; then by 2016; then by 2017 add infinitude IMO but still not fixed or solved..


William Hartung, Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, summed up the accountability crisis at the Pentagon by saying:

“Call it irony or call it symptomatic of the department’s way of life, but an analysis by the Project on Government Oversight notes the Pentagon has so far spent roughly $6 billion on ‘fixing’ the audit problem — with no solution in sight.

If anything, the Defense Department’s accounting practices have been getting worse.”


Kinda like many things the bureaucracy does ... bend over and grab your ankles yet afterwards the problem is still there..


The above post was an excerpt from The Pentagon Labyrinth, 10 Short Essays to Help You Through It. It was written by, “10 Pentagon Insiders, Retired Military Officers and Specialists With Over 400 Years of Defense Experience.” The section we featured is from Essay #8, Decoding the Defense Budget: The Ultimate in Cooked Numbers, by Winslow T. Wheeler.

pogoarchives.org...
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posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 06:27 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

It was used to build their very own Skynet:


Not to mention the elites immortality program being slush funded thru this mess, and more along these lines...

Which they started building right after 9/11 hint hint. And built up / partnered with Google to do it.
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posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 06:28 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Very interesting article on your first link. I am sleepy and book marked the page for reading later.
S&F for later use.
Good thread so far even though I have only read a little bit of the links. I’ll get back to ya after a good sleep. Stayed up way too late drinking after a good get together with the neighbors!



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 06:46 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Unaccounted for is not the same as missing. If I go fill up my gas tank and spend $50 and don't keep the receipt that money is now unaccounted for.



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 06:48 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

People who do not believe in government are the very worst at governing.



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 06:55 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: 727Sky

Unaccounted for is not the same as missing. If I go fill up my gas tank and spend $50 and don't keep the receipt that money is now unaccounted for.


In the context of government and taxpayers.... Unaccounted for us missing.

See, at work if I use $50 to fill up a gas tank and don't keep the receipt.... That money is missing.



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 06:56 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

So we're back to Rumsfeld's statement of basically "It's not missing, we just can't account what we spent it on"?

If any business did that, they would have major problems with the government/finance institutions/IRS I would think.
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posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 06:58 AM
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We need corporal punishment for anyone who violates the public trust in excess of $10 billion dollars.



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 06:58 AM
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a reply to: LightSpeedDriver

No one says that is not a problem. My statement stands. We have no idea right now what has happened to it, acting as if it's proven it was moved and hidden is jumping the gun. That doesn't mean you can't talk about what ifs, just recognize at this stage we have no idea what the problem is.



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 06:59 AM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker

originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: 727Sky

Unaccounted for is not the same as missing. If I go fill up my gas tank and spend $50 and don't keep the receipt that money is now unaccounted for.


In the context of government and taxpayers.... Unaccounted for us missing.

See, at work if I use $50 to fill up a gas tank and don't keep the receipt.... That money is missing.

No , that means your tally is unaccounted for and you are responsible.



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 07:00 AM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Yes, that doesn't mean you funneled that money to a secret project, it went to gas still. My point is not that there is not a problem, it's that people should not jump the gun and reach the conclusion the money was not spent on it's intended target and was funneled to secret projects. At this point we don't know. The problem still needs to be fixed.



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 07:03 AM
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Its used to either build underground cities on earth, cities on Mars, or one BIG spaceship with super advanced tech to get them off earth when god makes it rain fire and brimstone. But, then again, its said god will destroy the heavens and the earth in the end and make a new heavens and earth. So, your F'd either way.
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posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 07:05 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Hubris is always followed by nemesis. This will probably cause an extinction event for the species.



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 07:07 AM
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The mission of the military is self-preservation of military budgets!



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 07:08 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

Perhaps I should refine my statement.

Incorrect accounting by a business would lead to serious legal implications regardless of where the money "went".

But if government does it, it's ok. No heads will roll, no action can or will be taken and business will proceed as usual.

Can you not see the ridiculousness in this?

ETA I did not mention secret projects, slush funds or such-like.
That is immaterial, what happened to the money or the accounting thereof is important.
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posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 07:14 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

I keep hearing the staggering amount of 21 trillion tax dollars is missing and unaccounted for.. !

The conspiracy minded claim the money has been used for the secret space program


How can they even contemplate a Space Force when currently the only way too reach orbit is hitching a ride on a Russian rocket..



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 07:31 AM
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Just to dab into a perspective comparing seconds of time

It occurred to me, reading Joseph Sawyer's letter on the national debt ceiling (Sept. 14), that I didn't know what $1 trillion is, let alone $2 trillion. Of course, I knew that a trillion is a thousand billion and that a billion is a thousand million. But I didn't really understand what that means. Knowing there are 12 zeros in a trillion didn't help much either. Why not think of it in terms of seconds, I asked myself? A trillion seconds would have to be years, probably many years ago. I made a wild guess.

As it turned out, I wasn't close. I found that 1,000 seconds ago was equal to almost 17 minutes. It would take almost 12 days for a million seconds to elapse and 31.7 years for a billion seconds. Therefore, a trillion seconds would amount to no less than 31,709.8 years. A trillion seconds ago, there was no written history. The pyramids had not yet been built. It would be 10,000 years before the cave paintings in France were begun, and saber-toothed tigers were still prowling the planet. I was stunned. At first I thought I must have made a mistake, but a banker friend checked my figures and pronounced them accurate.
www.nytimes.com...



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 07:35 AM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
We need corporal punishment for anyone who violates the public trust in excess of $10 billion dollars.


Why so high?
How about 10 grand?



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 07:50 AM
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a reply to: AttitudeProblem

Why does everyone automatically jump to Space Force meaning putting people in orbit and space ships?



posted on Jul, 2 2018 @ 07:57 AM
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Uh oh, the last time we were promised an investigation into trillions of unaccounted tax dollars the towers fell the very next day. JS 🤷🏻‍♀️



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