Taxpayers Paid $14K to Fly Holder, his Daughters and their Boyfriends to the Races

Eric Holder

Who says living standards are down? The Obama Gang is living it up better than ever. Want to take in the horses? Just jet on over. The American people will cover most of it. Bring your daughters. Bring their boyfriends.

Uncle Sam is footing the bill.

On a pleasant Saturday this summer, Eric Holder, his daughters, their boyfriends and two security officers boarded a government-owned Gulfstream and jetted off to New York for the Belmont Stakes Thoroughbred horse race.

Even for personal trips like this, the attorney general doesn’t fly commercial. For security reasons, Holder — like other top government officials — flies a government plane, though is required to reimburse taxpayers for airfare.

According to records obtained by The Daily Caller through a Freedom of Information Act request, Holder is getting pretty good deal here — especially when he flies a government-owned Gulfstream V jet.

That one day trip to Elmont, N.Y. on June 7, according to records provided to TheDC by the Department of Justice, ended up costing the government $14,440.

But Holder only had to reimburse the government $955 for flying him and four passengers to the final leg of the Triple Crown horse races that day.

A nation of cowards indeed.