Whatever Happened to the $2.3 Trillion Rumsfeld Said Was Missing from the Defense Department?

Budget Cat is Still Looking for the Missing $2.3 Trillion Rumsfeld said could not be found on 9/10/2001. Has anyone found the money yet? Photo Credit: keeping track of my clutter by theogeo on flickr cc

One Way to Be Fiscally Responsible – Find the Missing Money in the Defense Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On September 10, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld gave a speech at the Pentagon where he stated:

“According to some estimates, we cannot track $2.3 Trillion dollars in transactions.”

“The adversary is closer to home, it’s the Pentagon bureaucracy.”

“In fact, it could be said that it’s a matter of life and death.”

CBS News reported,

“In the rush to fund the war on terrorism, the war on waste seems to be forgotten.”

According to the CBS report in the video below, the Pentagon Audit admitted it could not account for “25% of what it spends.”

Will Whistleblowers who try to track the money in the defense department be able to find the money and where it went? Or, will other people cover-up where the money is really going?

Here’s a you-tube video of Rumsfeld’s $2.3 Trillion missing money talk as reported by CBS News.

2.3 Trillion $$ of the Taxpayer’s Money is Missing

Donald Rumsfeld Unknown Unknowns !

U.S. Defense Budget 2000 to 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Defense pending Trends 2000-2011 ($ Billion)

U.S. Defense pending Trends 2000-2011 ($ Billion)

Should Congress Start Looking for Missing Money in the Defense Budget?

What do you think Congress should do to be more fiscally responsible? A penny saved is a penny earned. How about Congress investigating what is happening to the money already going to various programs. Shouldn’t the American people know where their tax dollars are going?

 

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3 Responses to Whatever Happened to the $2.3 Trillion Rumsfeld Said Was Missing from the Defense Department?

  1. bethbyrnes says:

    I think the .003 transaction tax is the way to bring in over $350B per year – effortlessly. We are never going to recover money squandered during the Bush years. When tea partiers rail about the deficit, I would like them to remember the trillion dollar war in Iraq that was a complete fraud.

  2. Pingback: Down the Rabbit Hole. Does the Dept. of Defense Know Where their Money Goes? | Kitty Reporter's Blog: Hot Cat's Meaow Topics

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