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President Thomas Whitmore: I don't understand, where does all this come from? How do you get funding for something like this?
Julius Levinson: You don't actually think they spend $20,000.00 on a hammer, $30,000.00 on a toilet seat do you?
Independence Day (1996)
Originally posted by ziggy1706
How do you loose tha much money? does the governemnt pay full salary and beebfits to poelpe who cannot do basic mathematics? that much money dosnt get up and dispaper i bet it was used in fact, to fund the war in afghanistan and for 9/11
we will nerver know..they will get away scott free,a nd who knows, become our lawmakers and president even... if we did it, wede have every CIA IRSA pentagon general and goon all over us they (governemnt ) people do it they get a promotion!!!
its THIER fualt were in a recession, and a depresion may come..they cannot balance thier own stuipd checkbook, how are they supopsed to balance US?
Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
reply to post by Rockpuck
In the first video, at around 1:00, Rumsfeld says "We cannot track $2.3 Trillion dollars in transactions" and emphasizes the word trillion then right after that the CBS person narrating says "Trillion with a T". I think that pretty much says that they meant trillion and not billion.
But, I agree with you, you can't "lose" $2.3 trillion, you'd know where you spent it right? Even though the inspector general couldn't find it... that's pretty much the point here. Illegal funding, not appropriated by Congress, equal to at least the legally authorized defense budget.
Did you remember this story?
I don't think very many Americans do remember it...
[edit on 26/11/2009 by Iamonlyhuman]
Originally posted by Phage
One of the problems is that we don't know the timespan he's talking about. Ten years? Twenty years?
Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen today released details of President Clinton's Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 defense budget. The budget requests $291.1 billion in budget authority and $277.5 billion in outlays for the Department of Defense (DoD).
I think she said $1.1 trillion in '99 and $2.3 trillion in '00.