Visualizing Uncle Sam's Missing Money

Tyler Durden's picture

With a national debt approaching $17 trillion, Uncle Sam is tightening his belt and looking under the cushions for extra change. But a closer look at his pocket book reveals just how little he knows about where your money is going. The following infographic provides a few examples that will make you think twice about Uncle Sam's accounting skills.


Missing Money

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cougar_w's picture

Trillion here, trillion there. Pretty soon you're talking real money.

ejmoosa's picture

Or at least real paper.

flacon's picture

Somebody funded the Deep Underground Military Bases and all those tunnels..... I wonder how much that infrastructure cost. 

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

I always knew it was a fucking black hole, but now I KNOW that it's a fucking black hole.

max2205's picture

Tightening. .you're fucking joking right

outofideas's picture

We better have a fucking secret volcano lair on Jupiter for all that money that went missing. I don't even care if that is Ben and the Pres plan to run to when it all goes to shit, I just want to know they didn't just set it on fire.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Dude, Where's my $2.3 Trillion (1999)

$2.3 trillion of balances, transactions and adjustments are inadequately documented, according to a 1999 Defense audit. Military money managers made almost $7 trillion in adjustments to their financial ledgers in an attempt to make things add up. Alas, the Pentagon could not show receipts for $2.3 trillion of those changes.

"According to some estimates, we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions. We cannot share information from floor to floor in this building because it's stored on dozens of technological systems that are inaccessible or incompatible."

- Secretary of Defense Criminal Donald H. Rumsfeld 9/10/2001

Bananamerican's picture

12.4 Trillion....

who got it?

The Devil's children

prains's picture

LOFL and not one of those fuckers even thought to leave a 50 on your night stand after they were done with you.


Dudes it's getting to the point where you need a third party country to come in and take over for awhile just to get rid of the filth in your own gov't, you know the same thing you did for Iraq, freedom fries for everybody.

LOL, Dickey and Rummey, lifer technocrats, bent your entire country over and made it rain.

rocker's picture

I said long ago that the Iraq/Afghanistan War cost us 10 trillion.  Who's laughing now ?   Not Me.  

cynicalskeptic's picture

According to some estimates, we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions. We cannot share information from floor to floor in this building because it's stored on dozens of technological systems that are inaccessible or incompatible."

- Secretary of Defense Criminal Donald H. Rumsfeld 9/10/2001


yeah.... right before 9/11.......  coincidence?   never mind all the T-bills dated 9/12/12 that cleared under 'emergency measures' that never were supposed to have existed in the first place (part of the black funding used to attack the USSR financially).....

but hell....the CIA probably netted more than this in drug running profits

gdogus erectus's picture

Yes, and don't forget that the Oh eN I were the guys that helped discover the missing $2.3 trillion.  And they just so happned to all be rounded up throughout the Pentagon and were all put in one place in the newly remodeled section of the Pentagon that was just battle hardened to keep fires from speading throughout the building.  Sprinklers, etc.  I shit you not.  And guess where the missile just happened to hit that morning....  What a coincidence!  And this is after fuck-nuts got on TV to let everyone know that if you want to try to disclose something, we can take a missile and fly it up your ass.  Even if you work in the Pentagon.  Nice guys.  I've read that over 80% of those guys were wiped out.  Wait, I hear something.  Gotta go.

SilverRhino's picture

12 trillion would make one HELL of an off the boks space program.

The Aurora is a moderate-sized spacefaring vehicle. The late National Security Council scientist Dr. Michael Wolf (4.) of NSC's unacknowledged Special Studies Group subcommittee, (formerly called MJ-12), has stated that the Aurora can operate on both conventional fuel and antigravity field propulsion systems. He further stated that the Aurora can travel to the Moon. 

The Lockheed-Martin X-33A military spaceplane is a prototype of Lockheed's other spaceplane, the single-stage-to-orbit reuseable aerospace vehicle, the National SpacePlane. It is possible that what I have called the X-33A is the Aurora craft which Dr. Wolf described. 

The Nautilus is another space- faring craft, a secret military spacecraft which operates by magnetic pulsing. It operates out of the unacknowledged new headquarters of the U.S. Space Command, deep under a mountain in Utah. It makes twice-a-week trips up to the secret military-intelligence space station, which has been in deep space for the past thirty years, and manned by U.S. and USSR (now CIS) military astronauts. 

The TAW-50 is a mach-50 hypersonic, antigravity craft. A defense contractor with whom I have been in communication leaked to me details of this U.S. Advanced TAW-50. Developed during the early 1990s, the capabilities of this war-bird are jaw-dropping. And the technology shows that the Defense Department did not fail to utilize what it learned combing through the wreckage of various UFO crashes.The TAW-50 is capable of going into space, and does.


putaipan's picture

for about two years straight, every sunday morning at about 3-4 am i could watch a fleet of "wings" fly silently at an alltitude of 200 yards going- get this- 25-30 mph. i'd look up and say to myself- "so tha's what a trillion dollars looks like".this was fourteen years ago when a trillion dollars still meant something. black budgets? hah! it's the beyond black budget numbers i wanna see. another thing i've always said to myself is this- if it wasn't for these evil fuckers there would be enough prosperity for all. and i mean all- every person on this planet, not their malthusian reduced population numbers.

StychoKiller's picture

I checked all my pants and coat pockets, NONE of that dinero made it to my house!

McMolotov's picture

This Sam motherfucker is your loony uncle who has a violent streak to go along with his spending problem. For years now he's been involved with selling weapons and drugs. He also has paranoid tendencies and spies on people like some kind of perv.

What an asshole.

RockyRacoon's picture

If it were gold missing I'd be worried.  Chill, it's just paper.  We can make more.  Gold?  Not so much.

AE911Truth's picture

Worry already.

> According to Jeff Prager, evidence from nine court cases
> any one of which would have revealed the existence of the
> “not officially acknowledged” gold accounts, evidence
> stored in the World Trade Center, North Tower,
> Building 7, and Building 6.
> The problem for the people who control this gold was how
> to destroy this evidence without revealing intent.
> The solution was clear: destroy the entire building complex.
> The events of 9/11 were an attempt to conceal
> the existance of the gold referenced in the Keenan Complaint.
> Book 3 - The Golden Lily Treasure by Jeff Prager
> Book 1 - Deals with the people responsible for 911, who they are, how they
> did
> and most importantly why.
> Link to Book 1, “Murdering Liberty Killing Hope:
> Book 2 - After 911
> Connects the SubPrime crisis to the same people responsible for 911.
> Source:
> bonds-held-chicago-fed-crates

cynicalskeptic's picture

Kind of blows your mind to think that they ran through Yamashita's treasure AND all the gold in Fort Knox......

puts a whole new spin on post WWII America if it turns out much of that 'prosperity' was funded by stolen treasure BUT it explains the 'petrodollar' and world reserve currency status if the US were paying the Saudis under the table in gold for US oil imports if they'd continue to demand payment in $US from others -

that scenario creates a demand for $US and props up the dollar after Nixon abrogated Bretton Woods and the rest of the world SHOULD have started dropping the dollar.  The Saudis get gold from sources not mentioned and the dollar gets another 40 years in its world domination run.

thisandthat's picture

-1 for linking to a site that tries to milk you for free content; +1 for bringing this back, nevertheless.

Element's picture

They never loose the debt though, just seems a bit asymmetric.

xtop23's picture

Check under Rumsfeld's mattress .... I guarantee there's a few hundred billion under there.

Pretty convenient timing on that plane thing in NY, eh?

Motorboat's picture

And don't forget to check Dov Zakheim either, dual citizen of the US and Israel, and the DOD comptroller. You got smoked goyim, a long, long time ago.

Praetorian Guard's picture

I wonder if the 12 trillion is part of the debt or NOT included in the already ballooned debt, making it upwards of a real 29 trillion???

sgorem's picture


SpiceMustFlow's picture

jesus christ collapse already, I just don't fucking care anymore

ZerOhead's picture

There will be plenty of time for you to spend in the collapse later... might as well fully enjoy the last rays of sunshine while you can...

The stormclouds are gathering on the horizon...

SpiceMustFlow's picture

I agree, but I'm not rich, have a good job that is stable and will absolutely be here regardless of larger economic climate, and I'm young so I'd rather this shit fall apart sooner than later so I can at least spend the productive years of my life in a climate more conducive to upward mobility than this. Plus I desperately want Krugman to see all of his beliefs fall apart around him and eat a bullet.

Totentänzerlied's picture

" will absolutely be here regardless of larger economic climate"

Only three jobs fit that bill: farmer, priest, undertaker.

cougar_w's picture

Better include "soldier" too. In which I now include the job formerly known as "police officer".

SpiceMustFlow's picture

you might be right I just hope oil rig inspection doesn't go out of style anytime soon

AGuy's picture

"'I'm young so I'd rather this shit fall apart sooner than later so I can at least spend the productive years..."

I have my doubts on a recovery after the collapse. The odds of a another World War are very high and it would plunge the world into another dark ages lasting centuries. Usually any major global crisis leads to major wars.  I rather live all my years before the next World War.



cougar_w's picture

My currently 12 yo son will hopefully be too young still when all that finally happens.

Praetorian Guard's picture

It really makes you wonder if we have been here before. Several ancient texts speak of the Men of Old, the Men of Renown. Who were these people? Some texts go a bit farther than the "bible" and speak of a time before this "period" were a massive war took place... from a mathematical perspective, we might have until, maybe, 2025. Personally, I think fucking aliens seeded us. Lost faith in religion and christianity - nothing but modern day invisible arms of govt to control people. So either 1) "God" exists, but doesn't give a shit (thus not worth my time); 2) We are the product of evolution; or 3) Alien race seeded us - which is pretty much what every fucking ancient society implies by their works... in the end, I believe we all get hosed... life will start over after a WWIII, tech will be lost, and several thousand years humans we be in the same boat again...

cynicalskeptic's picture

You think too highly of us.......    I personally think we were the equivalent of some Alien's Junior High Science Fair experiment - one forgotten and thrown in the trash after he lost to 'cold fusion powered rocket' or somethign else more useful.....     'genetically modified ape for use as slave labor on planet X' turned out to be not too obedient, violent and inefficient while the planet itself was not all that valuable. 

The aliens thought they destroyed us in the flood right before they took off but we survived to go on to bigger and better ways of making the world a mess.

Praetorian Guard's picture

No such thing - stable job. When this bitch rolls its over. It will not matter if you work for govt, soldier, cop, whatever. We are talking about a global collapse of JiT, food, energy, etc. people will literally go ape shit. No amount of "wall" will keep the wave of pissed off humanity back...

Parrotile's picture

No amount of wall won't, but I'll comfortably wager a few hundred nautical miles of sea will . . . .

And with traditional navigation skills having been replaced entirely by "easy to use" GPS and digital mapping / charting - once GPS ceases to be reliable most will be firmly stuck on "their" land mass with nowhere to go other than roam their patch of dirt.

Maybe a good time to swap some of your PMs for a good sextant, and reliable, accurate mechanical clock . . . . . .

ejmoosa's picture

Damn, that's even worse than I would have thought....Good thing they can print some more to replacing those missing dollars.

ZerOhead's picture


Enough is never enough...

blabam's picture

Donald Rumsfeld worst timing ever? You mean best.

AgShaman's picture


garypaul's picture

What a lucky coincidence huh?

cougar_w's picture

Or more proof if you need it that the universe is paying attention and really really wants us headed in a very particular direction.

No I don't know what direction that is. It does not have to be good at all. If we have become a problem then we may be creating our own destruction and will not escape being suicided.

CCanuck's picture

Its almost like he planned it that way...wierd uhh

Aurora Ex Machina's picture

Given there's an important meeting just about to start, one last message:

Smart Bunnies should have been looking to the Star when the attractive lake was burning, given it has an Eye to the Sky, that was the real message. The push-back is not acceptable, Mr Men., full compliance is expected.


Evolve or Die.


Anyhow, to the rest of you, you're great, have fun, never give up (and although tempting, I won't rickroll you there) and those on here who have put up with the jibber-jabber are excellent; all of you lions, tigers and bears are top of the pile, it's been a pleasure to fight with you. I won't throw a name out, but hey (Tip E GodSpeed!).

Tyler, thankyou for being a most gracious host, please close this account and prevent anyone else using this name if you would be so kind, I won't be using it again.

Good Luck, and Good Night.

xtop23's picture

Jesus man the NSA threaten you with a Breitbart dart or what? 

Fuck those guys, man.

The saying, "Ignorance is bliss", is for pussies.

edit; I reread your post and it still makes my eyeballs melt.

It reminds me of that strange letter, attributed to a Rockefeller heir that was released just prior to him going underground or some kinda damn thing, that boiled down to repent or die.


Live long and prosper, John Nash. 


moonstears's picture

What the fuck was that? Don't agree with all you say, but you're interesting often, Macjina. This, I'm at a loss to decode or glean...

RockyRacoon's picture

Good luck to ya.

For those of you who are confused....  Track his comments.