Eric Holder Has Billed Taxpayers More Than $4 Million For Travel In Less Than 4 Years

August 7, 2013 8:44 pmViews: 2470

Eric Holder flies on a Gulfstream V jet and YOU pay for it!




Sometimes it feels like all we are doing as citizens of the United States is supporting an utterly corrupt regime hellbent on doing little more than providing for their own needs of power and the perks that come with that power. While the ruling elite enjoy first class travel, service and security wherever go to around the planet, the rest of the masses of people who put them in power do with the bread crumbs.

In President Obama's first term, Attorney general Eric Holder spent more than $4 million on travel around the globe. Obviously much of it was for his official duties, but some of it is an outright abuse of public funds that this administration seem to care little about. What is even more disturbing is that 4 of the trips Holder made while he charged the American taxpayer $113,000, were to speak to liberal groups thus using people's money to promote an agenda they would probably vehemently oppose.

Holder also traveled on other personal trips where he flew in a $53 million Gulfstream V jet (pictured above) with operating costs in the tens of thousands of dollars per hour, but only had to reimburse the government at the rate of a coach class flight. I'd say that is an abuse of public funds. And these people tell us the rich don't pat their fare share.

Read more on Holders travels that came out of taxpayers pockets via the UK Daily Mail below:

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s travel expenses exceeded $4 million for 213 separate trips during President Obama’s first term in office, according to documents obtained through the Freedom Of Information Act.

The expenses, incurred between March 2009 and August 2012, were all borne by taxpayers – including those covering several personal trips. Holder typically travels on a government-owned Gulfstream V jet, whose retail cost is more than $53.5 million. The U.S. government owns at least five such aircraft.

Judicial Watch released the documents Monday, showing that the attorney general billed his agency more than $113,000 in travel expenses for four trips he made, while in office, to speak to liberal advocacy groups.

Holder’s very first taxpayer-funded trip was to an April 2009 ‘US/Mexico Arms Trafficking Strategy Meeting.’

According to the speech that the DOJ prepared for him, Holder told U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials in Cuernavaca, Mexico that he was 'committing 100 new ATF personnel to the Southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner.'

Gunrunner was a precursor to the better-known Operation Fast and Furious. Both programs involved using 'straw purchasers' to track illegal guns carried across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Holder later testified before Congress that he had no knowledge of the tactics used in the program, and wrote in a subsequent letter that he had 'no recollection of knowing about Fast and Furious ... Prior to early 2011, I certainly never knew about the tactics employed in the operation.'

Holder's other trips during Obama's first term in the White House included personal jaunts to Atlantic City; Chicago; Miami; Cleveland; Raleigh, North Carolina; Savannah and Macon, Georgia; Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; and Farmingdale, New York. Many of the documents Judicial Watch obtained include Holder's personal expense reports for room service and lodging.

And while most of the travel expenses covered events and meetings that fit within Holder's position, he also billed the Department of Justice for travel related to commencement speeches at several universities whose endowments are in the billions of dollars.

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