Richard Mourdock has a “my way or the highway” approach to politics that will make him ineffective when it comes to creating jobs, improving schools or getting anything done. In fact, after the primary against Richard Lugar, Mourdock bragged about his approach, saying, "The highlight of politics is to inflict [his] opinion on someone else." It's the kind of partisan attack politics that prevents anything from getting done.
Richard Mourdock says Social Security is unconstitutional, and he supports drastic cuts to benefits that would hurt Indiana's seniors. Mourdock said raising the retirement age for Social Security was a "necessity" and would cut more than $200 Billion from Medicare.
Richard Mourdock has a plan to end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher system, forcing seniors to pay more than $6,000 a year in new out-of-pocket health care costs while continuing special tax breaks for Wall Street and big oil companies.
Richard Mourdock supports unfair trade deals and tax breaks for corporations that have shipped our jobs overseas. He even supports allowing the Chinese government to continue to manipulate their currency to hurt American manufacturers and kill American jobs.
Richard Mourdock sued to force Chrysler to liquidate, which would have cost Hoosiers over 100,000 auto jobs. Mourdock hired a New York City law firm to handle the suit and they billed Hoosier taxpayers nearly $3 million, including nearly $8,000 in meals, $2,000 in taxis, $16,000 for copying, and an hourly fee of over $1,000. Mourdock even defended his action, saying, "I didn't take a pledge to protect every job in Indiana."