With all this talk about health care, what we really need is a plan like the one Mayor Short enjoyed between 2000 and 2006 when he milked township taxpayers for over $50,000 in free health benefits. Mayor Short, who at the time owned his own insurance agency and had access to his Allstate's employee health plan, instead chose to sponge off taxpayers and have them foot his $11,000 annual bill. He even went as far as to claim he was justified because he "donated" money back to the town. Turns out Ken Short did donate money to local causes, most of whom didn't receive taxpayer funding in the first place. I also would be willing to bet Short claimed these "donations" on his income taxes as well!
Free taxpayer provided health benefits and a tax break to boot!
The Ken Short "taxpayer supported" health plan...the gift that kept on giving.