Last updated on: 6/17/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Michele Bachmann, JD, LLM Biography

Title:
Former US Representative (R-MN)
Position:
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“Most people today believe they have a better life than previous generations. But they are worried that their kids will be worse off. It is our children and our children’s children who have the most to lose under Obamacare.

If this bill passes, health care will cost far more than it does now, or ever did in the past. It will be more expensive for individuals and more expensive for businesses — and it will provide less service.

For centuries, the American dream has been to work hard, enjoy a high quality of life and pass on a better tomorrow to your children. Right now we are at a crossroads, and the future of the American dream is in doubt.

We can take this country on a path where entrepreneurship and investment flourish; where market-driven health care will provide more coverage to more Americans at a lower cost, and where new jobs that pay well are created by the private sector.

Or we can follow the path of more government that gives Washington more control over our lives. Obamacare is just the first step down this road.

As you read this, the fate of Obamacare hangs in the balance. We must do all we can to kill this bill in the next two days.

Keep those calls to Congress coming, and do all you can to stop this monstrosity. The future of America depends on what we can do in the next 48 hours to kill this bill.”

“Politico: Obamacare Threatens America’s Future,” www.bachmann.house.gov, Mar. 19, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Representative (R-MN), 2006-2015
  • Republican presidential candidate, 2012
  • Member, US House Financial Services Committee
  • Advisory Board Member, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
  • Founder, Congressional Tea Party Caucus
  • Minnesota State Senator, 2000-2006
  • US Department of the Treasury, Federal Tax Litigation Attorney, 1995-2000
  • Former board member, New Heights Charter School
Education:
  • LLM, College of William and Mary, 1988
  • JD, Oral Roberts University, 1986
  • BA, Winona State University, 1978
Other:
  • Own’s a mental health care practice with her husband which employs 42 people. The Bachmanns have five children, Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline, and Sophia. In addition, the Bachmanns have opened their home to 23 foster children.
Quoted in:
  1. Are the 2010 health care reform laws socialist?