“While budgets can be complex, in principle accounting relies primarily on basic math. It should be feasible to track revenues flowing in and expenditures flowing out, and share this information in a format that can be understood by literate people. The federal government is once again facing a potential budget crisis. Without formally expanding the debt limit beyond the existing $20 trillion ceiling, the federal budget and the economy will experience a significant shock. These issues will come to a head in December 2017. It seems now, more than ever, a transparent and publically available accounting of the $21 trillion in unsupported adjustments would be especially timely and valuable. ~ Dr. Mark Skidmore, from “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*
By Catherine Austin Fitts
The deep state is expensive: secret space programs, underground bases, and invisible weaponry require both an enormous investment and ongoing overhead and maintenance.
How do you finance two civilizations using the budget of just one?
Since the passage of the National Security Act in 1947, the national security infrastructure has grown dramatically, funded by a two-tier tax system.One tax is sent to the IRS every April by millions of citizens and companies. The money is then spent without accountability – Since 1998, $21 trillion has disappeared from federal accounts.
The other tax is extracted daily by financial fraud, narcotics trafficking and other criminal activities. These covert cash flows are combined with the profits of currency debasement, bailouts and invisible skimming by the central bank, their leading bank members and owners and other financial transaction and market-making systems. The combined resources are spent and reinvested in powerful technology, weaponry and private investment pools without accountability.
Lawlessness and the related corruption of our legal and judicial systems represent staggering costs to the overall economy – and increasingly make it difficult, if not impossible, for lawful people to compete. This is the primary reason for growing income inequality and falling productivity.
After 9-11, a dramatic conversion of our republic into a national security state exacerbated budgetary tensions. Exploding budgets funded electronic surveillance, manipulation and mind control of citizens both American and foreign.
Inevitably conflict arises when citizens elect new politicians to repair a legal system and economy devastated and drained by this financial harvesting, How can the deep state fund its secret cash flows if we citizens stop crime, level the playing field for small businesses and rebuild our communities and infrastructure?
This conflict is not just a confrontation in Washington. This conflict relates to “full vertical power” because the swamp extends throughout America, foreign governments and global investor and corporate networks.
Companies and employees are dependent on the purchases and contracts that flow from this financial machinery and from US military and intelligence dominance throughout the world. This dominance permits corporations to extract cheap natural resources and labor globally and enjoy the dollar status as global reserve currency. In turn, stock market investors depend on dividends and growth that flow from these companies. These dividends and capital gains fund the political and philanthropic contributions that keep the cycle going.
The underfunded status of pension and retirements systems and related healthcare is raising the tensions between financial security of the national security state and financial insecurity of the citizens. One of the goals of the financial coup d’etat was to shift capital and assets out of retirement systems to protect the sustainability and wealth of the national security state. However, many of those shifts were not legal. As pension benefits are cut, retirements delayed and life expectancy drops, more people are asking questions about where the money went.
The new federal budgets and tax reforms debated this week will also raise these same issues. Corporate revenues have exploded as a percentage of US GNP during the last two decades. However, corporate taxes have fallen as a percentage of both GNP and total IRS tax revenues. New budgets support growing national security spending with private corporations and exploitation of secret technologies. At the same time global arms sales fill corporate coffers and lower corporate taxes proposed by tax reform will support higher corporate earnings and stock repurchase programs.
Leading author, publisher and scholar Richard Dolan joins me this week to continue our discussion of the deep state and the US budget that we began this past March. (Link to Part I here) We discuss Richard’s new TV series False Flags. How are false flags used to craft official narratives that engineer increased legal and financial power for the national security state? How are false flags being used to engineer a new shift of corporate and private capital into the United States? Is the deep state racing to tear up the US Constitution before its hidden system of finance and its mysterious source of privilege are compromised or citizens demand accountability for $21 trillion missing from federal accounts?
For Let’s Go to the Movies, I recommend an excellent interview with Bill Binney, one of the most powerful patriots fighting for integrity for our digital infrastructure and for global human rights.
This coming week, we will publish a new Special Solari Report on significant litigation efforts that Bill supports to hold the NSA accountable for violations of the US Constitution. You can also learn more about Bill’s efforts by listening to our recent Solari Report interview with him.
This week is also a good time to help Congressman Ron Paul tell your representatives to vote no for the reauthorization of Section 702 of the FISA Amendment Act which is used to collect massive amounts of private information on American citizens.
This Thursday is Thanksgiving. There will be no Money & Markets. I will do a Money & Markets the following week instead.
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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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