Monday, January 14, 2013

Pence Wastes No Time Slapping Ritz in Face

Glenda Ritz
I should know better.  After such a soaring speech that hit on many of the right notes, Mike Pence waited practically no time at all to slap the only Democrat executive office holder in the face by removing some of her power.

Pence signed several executive orders immediately after taking the oath of office and finishing up his Inaugural Address.  Pence rescinded a Mitch Daniels Executive Order from 2011 that placed the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board under the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and placed it back under the responsibility of the Governor's Office.  That particular board is in charge of resolving disputes between school districts and teachers' unions.

Ritz now has a little less power than Tony Bennett did, and Pence did it by circumventing the legislature.  I hope that all the people that get hot and bothered when the President issues an Executive Order will get just as equally hot and bothered over this one.

By one of his first actions, it sounds like Pence's speech calling for bi-partisanship and a sense of togetherness was just words.

6 comments:

bandguy54 said...

Is anyone really surprised??

Anonymous said...

Typical repub!!!!

Anonymous said...

Typical repub?? What about your dem prez doing the same thing to skirt the CONSTITUTION?

Anonymous said...

Really? What about your Dem prez that is doing the SAME THING to skirt the CONSTITUTION?!?

kris said...

http://www.indystar.com/viewart/20130116/NEWS05/301160325/Ritz-backs-Gov-Pence-labor-board-switch

Jon Easter said...

Yes Kris. I know.