Infographic: U.S. Government “Missing” Over $12 Trillion
Looking at the U.S. Government's own records, over $12.4 trillion has gone "missing," according to Masters-In-Accounting.org. That's over 70% of our $17T national debt.
For the millions of American's who go through the stress and belt-tightening each year of preparing & paying their taxes, it begs the question Why bother? if the money is just going to be lost through mismanagement and/or fraud:
Source: Missing Money
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