“No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time.” ~ Article I, Section 9, Clause 7, U.S. Constitution
Update as of June 6, 2018
Update on the $21 Trillion in Unsupported Adjustments at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Defense
Update as of December 12, 2017
Subsequent to the publication of Dr. Skidmore’s report, the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) took reports off line, consequently our primary links in the table below are to the same documents posted on our website. We have preserved the original DOD and HUD links in the footnotes – if they result in a 404 error or not found message, this indicates they were taken down or moved subsequent to publication.
On October 5, 2017 we discovered that the link to the report “Army General Fund Adjustments Not Adequately Documented or Supported” had been disabled. Within a several days, the links to other OIG documents we identified in our search were also disabled. The sequential non-random nature of this disabling process suggests a purposeful decision on the part of OIG to make key documents unavailable to the public via the website, as opposed to website reorganization, etc. We also revisited the website intermittently to see whether the documents had been reposted under different URLs—until very recently they had not been reposted.
On December 11, 2017, we learned that key documents had been reposted on the OIG website, but with different URLs. Documents now appear to be reposted on new URLs. As we find the new URLs we are adding them in the footnotes entitled “new link” next to the original link.
Summary Report on “Unsupported Journal Voucher Adjustments” in the Financial Statements of the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Defense and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Dr. Mark Skidmore
Mark is professor of economics and agricultural, food and resource economics at Michigan State University, where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. He received his doctorate in economics from the University of Colorado in 1994, and his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Washington in 1987. Mark is Co-editor of the Journal of Urban Affairs.
Catherine Austin Fitts
Catherine is the president of Solari, Inc., publisher of the Solari Report, and managing member of Solari Investment Advisory Services, LLC. She served as managing director and member of the board of directors of the Wall Street investment bank Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., as Assistant Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in the first Bush Administration, and was the president of Hamilton Securities Group, Inc. Her experience on Wall Street and Washington is described in her book Dillon Read & Co. & the Aristocracy of Stock Profits. Catherine graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (BA), the Wharton School (MBA).
Update as of September 18, 2018
Early this year the Pentagon announced that it was conducting its first ever independent audit. However, several months after beginning the audit, the government accepted the recommendations of the Federal Accounting Standards Board: https://fas.org/sgp/news/2018/07/fasab-review.pdf (see page 3 for a summary). The statement allows government officials to misstate and move funds around to hide expenditures if it is deemed necessary for national security purposes, and the rule applies to all agencies, not just the black budget. Here is an excerpt from the report:
This Statement permits modifications that do not affect net results of operations or net position. In addition, this Statement allows a component reporting entity to be excluded from one reporting entity and consolidated into another reporting entity, and the effect of the modification may change the net results of operations and/or net position.
From this statement, it seems that only a few people with high level security clearances have the authority to determine what is a national security issue and these same people will now be allowed to restate budgets to hide activity. No one but those few people would ever know that expenditures on activity A are hidden in completely different area of government. What good is an independent audit if authorities are allowed to move expenditures around with no transparency? How can one have conduct evaluation of the any portion of the federal budget under such an arrangement? How is this policy in compliance with financial reporting laws or Constitutional requirements for reporting on government spending to the citizens of the United States?
|Year||DOD||Government Source Document|
|2017||Unspecified||See All Pages|
|2016||Unspecified||See Page #78|
|2015||Unspecified||See Page #83, See Page #59, 78|
|2014||Unspecified||See Page #59, 79|
|2013||Unspecified||See Page #81, #101|
|2012||Unspecified||See Page #84, #104|
|2011||Unspecified||See Page #73|
|2010||Unspecified||See Page #8, #9|
|2009||Unspecified||See Page #28|
|2008||Unspecified||See Page #49|
|2007||Unspecified||See Page #46|
|2006||Unspecified||See Page #178|
|2005||Unspecified||See Page #18, #50, #296|
|2004||Unspecified||See Page #19|
|2003||Unspecified||See Page #2|
|2002||Unspecified||See Page #2|
|2001||Unspecified||See Page #2|
(includes $320.8 billion from
|See Page #1 See Page #147|
|1999||$2.3 trillion||See Page #9|
|1998||$1.7 trillion||See Page #5|
|Year||DOD Army||Government Source Document|
|2015||$6.5 trillion||See Page #1|
|2012||$110.9 billion||See Page #91|
|2011||$14.6 billion||See Page #100|
|2010||$874.8 billion||See Page #4|
|2009||$311.3 billion||See Page #88|
|2008||$595.8 billion||See Page #91|
|2007||$1.1 trillion||See Page #5|
|2006||$270.1 billion||See Page #107|
|2005||$248.5 billion||See Page #140, #141|
|2004||$258.1 billion||See Page #125|
|2003||$268.3 billion||See Page #191|
|2002||$500.1 billion||See Page #232|
|2000||$361.5 billion||See Page #168|
|Year||DOD Navy||Government Source Document|
|2000||$161.6 billion||See Page #4|
|1998||$880 billion||See Page #1|
|Year||DOD Air Force||Government Source Document|
|2015||$90.2 billion||See Page #8|
|2012||$1.6 trillion||See Page #4|
|2009||$1.4 trillion||See Page #8|
|2003||Unspecified||See Page #41|
|2002||Unspecified||See Page #150|
|2001||Unspecified||See Page #70|
|2000||$320 billion||See Page #147|
|Year||HUD||Government Source Document|
|2015||$278.5 billion||See Page #4|
|2014||$1.9 billion||See Page #5|
|1999||$59.6 billion||See Page #4|
|1998||$17.6 billion||See Page #4|
- $4 Trillion + Missing Money: What’s the Action?
- The Financial Coup d’État & Missing Money: Links
- The Financial Coup & Missing Money: Quotes
- DOD Inspector General SemiAnnual Report to Congress: 10/1/16-3/31/17
Note: On December 11, 2017 we learned that the key documents had been reposted on the OIG website, but with different URLs. On October 5, 2017 we discovered that the link to the report “Army General Fund Adjustments Not Adequately Documented or Supported” had been disabled. Within a several days, the links to other OIG documents we identified in our search were also disabled. The sequential non-random nature of this disabling process suggests a purposeful decision on the part of OIG to make key documents unavailable to the public via the website, as opposed to website reorganization, etc. We also revisited the website intermittently to see whether the documents had been reposted under different URLs—until very recently they had not been reposted. Documents now appear to be reposted on new URLS. As we find the new URLS we are adding them in the footnotes below.