Bachman & Associates Clinic Took $167,000,00 in MEDICARE, more than Michele Bachman first reported. And Michelle Bachman continues receiving FARM SUBSIDIES. HYPOCRITE, LIARS, & THIEVES.
Apparently Mr. Bachmann’s been under investigations before. Check out last year’s news on Marcus.
Americans United investigating Bachmann and Associates funding
July, 7, 2010
The watchdog group Americans United for Separation of Church and State says it’s opening an investigation into taxpayer funds going to Bachmann and Associates, Inc., a Christian mental health counseling clinic owned by Rep. Michele Bachmann and her husband, Marcus. The Minnesota Independent first reported on the clinic’s receipt of public funds, totalling nearly $30,000, back in June.
“[W]e would like to think that Bachmann, as a member of Congress, knows better than to take state funds to run a sectarian organization,” wrote Sandhya Bathija on the group’s blog. “Catholic Charities and other groups may receive government funding, but they must keep their religious activities separate from their social services.”
She added, “It doesn’t look like the Bachmanns are doing that. If the clinic wants state funds, it must perform secular social services – not proselytize or discriminate in hiring. It’s as simple as that.”
According to Jason Wilson, a legal intern with Americans United, the group is investigating “Bachmann and Associates’ funding and how they receive their funds from the state and/or federal government.” Source
This year’s news:
Bachmann’s husband got $137,000 in Medicaid funds
Presidential candidate has often blasted growing welfare programs
By Michael Isikoff National investigative correspondent
While Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., has forcefully denounced the Medicaid program for swelling the “welfare rolls,” the mental health clinic run by her husband has been collecting annual Medicaid payments totaling over $137,000 for the treatment of patients since 2005, according to new figures obtained by NBC News.
Michele Bachmann benefited personally from federal funds and federal farm subsidies
Rep. Michele Bachmann has been propelled into the 2012 presidential contest in part by her insistent calls to reduce federal spending, a pitch in tune with the big-government antipathy gripping many conservatives.
But the Minnesota Republican and her family have benefited personally from government aid, an examination of her record and finances shows. A counseling clinic run by her husband has received nearly $30,000 from the state of Minnesota in the last five years, money that in part came from the federal government. A family farm in Wisconsin, in which the congresswoman is a partner, received nearly $260,000 in federal farm subsidies.
While Bachmann’s supporters sift through Wikipedia in attempts to rewrite history for her idiotic fairytale history gaffes, please don’t overlook the blatant HYPOCRISY of this woman screaming about our OH SO BIG government and spending cuts!
Michelle Bachman is no more than another Sarah Palin , a GRIFTR; making money off her ignorance, fear-mongering, and lest we forget her WHITE PRIVILEGE.
Michele Bachmann Defends Medicaid Funds To Husband Marcus Bachmann’s Clinic
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is deflecting questions about federally subsidized health dollars that have flowed to her husband’s mental health clinic.
As the tea party hero tours the nation attacking the size of federal government, the Minnesota congresswoman has come under heightened scrutiny over public dollars flowing to family business interests. That includes $137,000 that Bachmann and Associates has received for treating patients in Medicaid-backed programs.
NBC’s Michael Isikoff reports:
The previously unreported payments are on top of the $24,000 in federal and state funds that Bachmann & Associates, the clinic founded by Marcus Bachmann, a clinical therapist, received in recent years under a state grant to train its employees, state records show. The figures were provided to NBC News in response to a Freedom of Information request.
The Los Angeles Times reported last weekend:
Michele Bachmann lists the Lake Elmo, Minn.-based clinic — which aims to provide “quality Christian counseling in a sensitive, loving environment,” according to its website — as one of her assets on her financial disclosure forms.
Bachmann press secretary Alice Stewart issued a statement Wednesday contending that it “would be discriminatory” for the clinic to turn away Medicaid patients. She says Marcus Bachmann’s business has the responsibility to provide the care “regardless of a patient’s financial situation.”
Neither Michele nor Marcus Bachmann would respond to questions about the arrangement during a campaign stop in South Carolina.
We need to get BIG GOVERNMENT out of Bachman’s business !!
Welfare, Vette; Bachmann & crew, they collect welfare checks, and don’t want the needest Americans to receive the funds they need. GTFOH
Don’t ask me about the money…Don’t tell…….. is how BIG government should function in the lives of the elite Teabagger Rethugs. How dare him serve the poor … soooo unAmerikkkan! Have we ever had a Presidential contender feed at the government trough/tit ?!!?
C’mon now, Vette; it’s only BIG GOVERNMENT, when it affects the remaining 95% of Americans!
Greed, trickery, sideshows, carnival barkers are clamoring for their piece of the pie… Trump, Palin, Gingrich, Bachmann; hoping to keep lining their pockets with tax payer $$$. PIGS, the lot of them!
Well looky there. Michelle Bachman sucking the Government dry but want to deny funds to the needy. Greedy grifter!
It’s way more entertaining for the MEDIA to bash President Obama, then report on the RETHUGLICANS who are literally and figuratively ROBBING Americans BLIND.
Get BIG GOVERNMENT out of the Bachmann’s LIFE!