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VIDEOS: Our Missing Trillions - GRADE 9-12

Where do our tax dollars go? In these videos students will learn how 25% of the defense budget has gone missing for decades. By 2018, $21 trillion had been spent without a record of where it had gone. Knowledge of this fact is crucial to properly inform our present and future electorate of the activities of our federal government.


2001: $2.3 TRILLION MISSING LINK

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and others discuss the Missing Trillions.


Note that this corresponded to $8,070 for every American in 2001.


2018: $21 TRILLION MISSING LINK

Michigan State University economist Dr. Mark Skidmore discusses updates to the situation since 2001. The main points of this talk are covered from 0:00-5:51, the rest of the talk adds greater detail and nuance.


Note that this corresponded to $64,260 missing for every American in 2018.

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