Obama officials also took lots of pricey non-commercial flights (one to see the Belmont Stakes)

Obama officials also took lots of pricey non-commercial flights (one to see the Belmont Stakes)

[Ed. – As usual with these situations, Democrats get away with as much or even more, because the media squelch complaints about their behavior.  Solution: refuse all excessive perquisites to Democrats in office.  Magically, those perks will disappear.  Taxpayers win.]

Like these officials [e.g., Tom Price, who just resigned], top figures during the Obama administration raised eyebrows with some of their travel.

In 2014, Holder, while attorney general, boarded a government-owned Gulfstream and flew to the Belmont Stakes Thoroughbred horse race in New York with his daughters, their boyfriends and two security officers.

According to records obtained by The Daily Caller from the Department of Justice, that trip cost the government $14,440. But Holder only had to reimburse the government $955 for that flight — the equivalent cost of a coach commercial airline ticket for each non-law enforcement passenger.

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At the time, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, criticized Holder and Mueller for their use of expensive Gulfstream V jets for personal travel. …

According to statistics provided by a senior administration official, the Trump White House has authorized fewer trips on military planes for senior officials than the Obama administration did during the first eight months in office.

From Jan. 20 to Sept. 19, the Trump administration authorized 77 military flights, while the Obama administration allowed 94 flights during the same time period, according to the stats.

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