After a relentless onslaught of lawsuits1 against him by Orly Taitz, the longest-serving Republican commissioner of Social Security, Michael Astrue, called it quits and is retreating to his home in Massachusetts.
Giving voice to the immense pressures of the job as he was dogged by Orly Taitz, Astrue said:
I consider it a great privilege to have led this remarkable agency for six years.
Awards received by Astrue include:
- Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Alzheimer’s Association
- Public Health Leadership Award from the National Organization of Rare Disorders
- VIDA Award from the National Alliance for Hispanic Health
- The Traitor and Usurper Enabler Award from the Confederate Birthers of America2
1Including, but not limited to Taitz v. Astrue, Taitz v. Sebelius, Taitz v. Democrat Party of Mississippi and Judd v. Obama.