$21 Trillion in Missing Money Could Trigger Meltdown – Dr. Mark Skidmore

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By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release)

About two years ago, Michigan State Economics Professor Mark Skidmore revealed there was $21 trillion in what he calls “missing money” from the Department of Defense (DOD) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This was a stunning revelation and the biggest auditing discovery in the history of accounting. Dr. Skidmore, who is an expert in public finance, along with a team of academics, used publicly available government accounting reports and revealed their results in late 2017.   In the accounting world, this is like discovering the “God Particle” or discovering a cure for cancer, and, yet, academia is largely silent and ignoring this discovery by Dr. Skidmore and his team. Dr. Skidmore explains, “It’s been pretty quiet. A few people have contacted me. . . . I have asked for professional opinion and have offered to pay for it, and I had one conversation and he never responded again. . . . Similarly, I have done that with other academics to work on this issue. . . . For example, I had a dean of a major business school in the country who I know, and he has a background in both accounting and economics, and his response was ‘yes, there is something really wrong.’ Then nothing, no response to any other inquiries. . . . I haven’t been shunned–just ignored. . . . Other people just sort of weigh out the costs and benefits of the whole thing. They ask themselves what are the benefits of me chiming in on this issue, and what are the costs? They look at it and say I don’t want to be involved. Some people realize there is much more at stake here, and they just don’t want to be involved. That’s what I think is going on.”

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