Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mourdock Leaves Office Reportedly to Save Cut to Own Pension

Richard Mourdock stepped down from his office as Treasurer of State on August 29, 2014.

If he had stayed past August 31, new retirement laws would have cut his pension, according to WISH.

That means that the geologist turned career politician who Hoosiers elected to two four-year terms as Treasurer decided to turn his back on those that elected him for apparently his own benefit.

What ever happened to serving out your term and handing your office keys over to your successor?  It seems as if some politicians of both parties have decided to say screw you to the voters that elected them and pursue their own interest.  Mourdock is just the latest.

Given the timing of his announcement on reportedly the LAST possible day that he could leave office without receiving cuts to his state pension, Mourdock's resignation seems even more of a slap in the face to Hoosiers.

I wonder if this is what God intended?

Of the current occupants of the offices of the Indiana Attorney General, the Secretary of State, the Treasurer of State, the Auditor of State, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, three have been appointed without an election by the Governor.

Governor Mitch Daniels appointed Connie Lawson Secretary of State after Charlie White was forced from office.  Governor Mike Pence appointed Suzanne Crouch to take over from Dwayne Sawyer as Auditor.  Pence had appointed Sawyer Auditor after Tim Berry resigned to become Indiana GOP Chair.  Now Pence will appoint a new Treasurer to serve out the remaining months of Mourdock's term.

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