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[–]HibikiBlackCaudillo[S] 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

There's a lot of money that has been lost because of the bad actions of the government, the Pentagon itself admits at least billions of dollars has been lost in the past, I wanted to share this to remind everyone that the actual number is way higher.

Rumsfeld actually said the Pentagon had at least $2.3 trillion dollars unaccounted for. The 9/11 attacks happened shortly afterwards. Since it was in 2001, I wonder how much money has been wasted at this point?...

[–]ActuallyNot 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That's a phenomenal amount of money.

It's nearly impossible to believe that people in the military aren't defrauding the taxpayer to the tune of at least hundreds of billions of dollars.

[–]Yin 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Trillions of dollars?

Not to worry.

It's free.

[–]zyxzevn 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Skidmore on the 21 Trillion that is lost in the administration.

He also did a similar check on how money was borrowed from the banks.
And this was around 60 Trillion dollars.

[–]Budget-song-budget 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Are you also aware, wall street was facing a prosecution by the New York State Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer, as the orchestrator of a fraud of unprecedented proportion against the investing public. All that T00 big To Fail fiasco could have been avoided. So you could say 9/11 was fortuitous in many ways! Now what IS more serious his fornication or the fraud that HIT everyone?

From Wikipedia "Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal On March 10, 2008, The New York Times reported that Democratic Party Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer had patronized a prostitution ring run by an escort service known as Emperors Club VIP. During the course of an investigation into Emperors Club VIP, the federal government became aware of Spitzer's involvement with prostitutes due to a wiretap. Following the public disclosure of his actions, Spitzer resigned as Governor effective March 17, 2008."

[–]mahavishnunj 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

on reddit over the years when this would come up, i always loved the posters who were all,'there was no money MISSING, it was just UNACCOUNTED for'.

un·ac·count·ed /ˌənəˈkoun(t)əd/- not included in (an account or calculation) through being lost or disregarded. "a substantial amount of money is unaccounted for"

miss·ing /ˈmisiNG/- (of a thing) not able to be found because it is not in its expected place. "a quantity of cash has gone missing"

[–]GST893 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Well at least scummy rummy here is worm food.

[–]AcceleratedWallops 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Weren't they short ten trillion at the last audit?

[–]VirgilGriff 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Go to 13m. clearly was talking about the old infrastructure being unable to track certain types of expenditures and needed to be modernized. That's it, and he moves on. Not that $2.3T was just missing.

Plus if this was related to a conspiracy, why announce it at all?