This might sound naive question but why cant the government just print money or do other quantative moves and just dont report it. They do it all the time in the military, they seperate their budget into white, grey and black book budgets. As we all know, when it comes to national security and systemic risks anything is possible and not illegal. So why doesnt the government just print billions of dollar, put it throught hedge fund and investment vehical fronts, and just prop up the economy throught that way . that way they dont have to report the increase in money supply, and at the same time keeping the illusion of a small money supply. Everybody wins.