They say that all Russian politicians are smart. It’s because all the stupid ones are dead. If we can’t have honest politicians, then let’s hope for smart ones. The poor citizens of Cumming, Georgia are not so lucky. Their mayor, Mr. Ford Gravitt admitted to putting his girlfriend on the state health insurance plan. His girlfriend, Angela Mullinax, is not an employee of Cumming.
The people deserve a better class of criminal. It took investigative journalists hundreds of hours and a lot of luck to crack Watergate to bring down the Nixon administration. Mayor Gravitt put his concubine on the state payroll and assumed no one would notice. Fortunately, Councilman Rupert Sexton discovered Ms. Mullinax’s free ride while auditing the city’s budget. In response, Mayor Gravitt is attempting to impeach Mr. Sexton.
Given that many people saw their health insurance premiums skyrocket in the wake of the ACA, this creates really bad optics for Mr. Gravitt. Also, his girlfriend was on the dole for a very long time. She pilfered the state out of about $75,000.
Mr. Gravitt is the mayor of Cumming. How hard could it have been to have gotten his girlfriend a job?