War Profiteers and The Plunder of the U.S. Treasury by David DeGraw + Lee Camp: New Proof About $21 Trillion Missing

War Profiteers and The Plunder of the U.S. Treasury by David DeGraw + Lee Camp: New Proof About $21 Trillion Missing

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by David DeGraw
Changemaker Media, April 18, 2018
May 12, 2018

OPENING STATEMENT

According to United States government documents, since 1998, the Office of the Inspector General has reported on $21 Trillion in unaccounted for taxpayer money.

As unbelievable and absurd as that sounds, the actual total of unaccounted for taxpayer money at the Pentagon is most likely significantly more than $21 trillion.

Researchers are unable to get data for every year of military spending, many Pentagon agencies do not have any publically available records, hundreds of thousands of transactions have been erased, and an estimated millions of transactions do not have any traceable record.

In fact, the Pentagon, which handles more than half of all of our tax dollars allocated by Congress, has never been properly audited – despite the fact that an annual audit has been required by law for all federal government agencies since 1996.

As you will see in detail throughout this series of reports, not only have trillions of taxpayer dollars been knowingly dumped into a shockingly unaccountable black hole, Congress is not even sure how much money has been appropriated and given out in the first place.

United States government officials who work for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) have been reporting on this stunning issue for years.

The fact that this mind-blowing amount of missing tax money has not been a lightning rod for mainstream media coverage, congressional investigations, and a lead issue for all political representatives, particularly those who claim to care about our skyrocketing national debt, calls into serious question the integrity and legitimacy of all leadership and responsible parties.

Beyond the outright disregard for the rule of law and lack of consequences for ignoring the annual audit legal requirement, the Pentagon is also flagrantly in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

The U.S. Constitution in Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 specifically states:

“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.”

Under the guise of National Security, Global War Profiteers have looted trillions of taxpayer dollars from the U.S. Treasury and have destabilized much of the world by increasing terrorism 6500% since the “War on Terror” began, while paying off politicians and erecting an unprecedented global surveillance network.

Due to the National Security State’s control of mainstream media companies and their systematic suppression of whistleblowers, independent journalists and alternative media outlets, the overwhelming majority of the American population is unaware of how dangerously corrupt our government has become.

While civilian angst among most demographics has been dramatically rising, the American People are tragically misinformed.

We are trapped in a vicious cycle; increased military spending, with inadequate oversight, leads to billions of our annual taxpayer dollars being given directly to the people who profit off of war, terrorism and societal destabilization in general – as evidence clearly demonstrates.

The negative feedback loop then spirals; as terrorism and societal destabilization become more widespread, corrupt and/or shortsighted politicians then appropriate even more tax dollars for the military, with even less oversight, which leads to more funding, weapons and harmful technologies falling into the hands of terrorists, oppressive governments and predatory global corporations, as repressive technology and lethal weapons exponentially proliferate worldwide.

The astounding lack of oversight concerning military spending is an open invitation for every criminal element.

As a consequence to all of this military spending, Global Private Military Companies have now become more powerful than the nation-state governments that fund them.

In the United States, Global Private Military Companies dominate both political parties and most of the government agencies that were created to protect the American People against predatory Global Interests.

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continued at https://changemaker.media/feature/war-profiteers-vs-the-people-of-the-united-states/

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$21 Trillion In Missing Tax Money ~ Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert & David DeGraw #AuditThePentagon

Changemaker Media on May 2, 2018

According to the Department of Defense Inspector General and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, $21 Trillion in Taxpayer Funding Is Unaccounted For. 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. 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. The first ever “full-scope audit” of the Pentagon is presently underway.

For much more info, please read: War Profiteers Vs. The People of the United States

Another mind-blowing Department of Defense Inspector General (DOD IG) report. The following are highlights from the DOD IG “Summary of DOD Office of the Inspector General Audits of Financial Management.”

Read more: How $21 Trillion In Tax Money Disappeared #AuditThePentagon

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Dr. Mark Skidmore – $21 Trillion Missing from US Federal Budget

Greg Hunter on Dec 2, 2017

Dr. Mark Skidmore thinks the federal accounting of $21 trillion in missing money is crazy and far outside the realm of normal. So, is this a legitimate U.S. national security issue? Dr. Skidmore, who holds a PhD in Economics, says, “Yeah, and that is one of the reasons I decided to look at this. How can this be, and what does this mean? If trillions of dollars are flowing in and flowing out, it appears to be outside of our Constitution and outside of the rule of law. If that is the case, that really is troubling because it suggests that there is a layer of things happening that are outside the rule of law. I know, for example, that some activities, just for the sake of protection of the people involved in national security, have to be black budget. There is always stuff like that. Usually, it’s authorized spending, and some percentage is this black budget where only a small percentage of people and some in Congress know about it, but this is way outside of that. So, I am worried about it.”

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~195~ New Proof About $21 Trillion Missing, Big Oil Hiring Fake Activists, & More

Redacted Tonight on May 11, 2018

Redacted Tonight is a comedy show written and performed by Americans, in America covering American news.

See also:

How U.S. Taxpayers Fund The World’s Most Profitable Corporations

from the archives:

The Behavior of a Rogue Nation by David Swanson

History of Capitalism in the United States: Exposing the Myth of America + Full Transcript

Noam Chomsky: The Decline of the U.S. Empire

David Swanson: The More The US Spends On Weapons, The Less Safe We Are

The Losing Warfare State by Ralph Nader

Federated Governments: The Nation Versus The State, Part 2 by Arthur D. Robbins

Uncontrollable—Pentagon and Corporate Contractors Too Big to Audit by Ralph Nader

Abby Martin and Lawrence Wilkerson: The US Empire Is Ready To Collapse

Ralph Nader and Grover Norquist Agree on Corporate Welfare and Auditing the Pentagon

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