DOD “Disappears” Trillions According to MSU Prof


Editor’s note:  I talked with Mark, let him know about Lee Wanta and Robert Steele’s work and congratulated him on this breakthrough.g

MSU scholars find $21 trillion in unauthorized government spending; Defense Department to conduct first-ever audit

Contact(s): Mark Skidmore , Andy Henion

Earlier this year, a Michigan State University economist, working with graduate students and a former government official, found $21 trillion in unauthorized spending in the departments of Defense and Housing and Urban Development for the years 1998-2015.

The work of Mark Skidmore and his team, which included digging into government websites and repeated queries to U.S. agencies that went unanswered, coincided with the Office of Inspector General, at one point, disabling the links to all key documents showing the unsupported spending. (Luckily, the researchers downloaded and stored the documents.)

Now, the Department of Defense has announced it will conduct the first department-wide, independent financial audit in its history (read the Dec. 7 announcement here).

The Defense Department did not say specifically what led to the audit. But the announcement came four days after Skidmore discussed his team’s findings on USAWatchdog, a news outlet run by former CNN and ABC News correspondent Greg Hunter.

“While we can’t know for sure what role our efforts to compile original government documents and share them with the public has played, we believe it may have made a difference,” said Skidmore, the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy at MSU.  read more:


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  1. I predict a series of automobile accidents and heart attacks resulting in untimely deaths. Perhaps a flight going down if they can get the whole team onboard. When you mess with the bull… You get the horns.

  2. I haven’t read this report yet. But I would be prejudiced in advance that it is probably all true. Anyone who has spent any time around a so called public or private college or university or “institution of higher learning” in the U.S., has smelled the stench of government MONEY anywhere on the campus. The smell is so strong anyone can smell it. It is this horrible stench which prevents most whores called professors on campus from doing exactly what this courageous professor and his students did. He and they should get the Medal of Freedom instead of Hollywood Perverts making porn movies.

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