Marion Michael Rounds claims that his Senate primary opponents aren't working hard enough.
Annette Bosworth may be working hard making cardboard replicas of Rounds, but she's evidently not working hard enough back at her clinic to make payroll. I have obtained a resignation letter from another former employee of Dr. Bosworth (who does business as Independent Medicine LLC and Meaningful Medicine). This employee quit in November, claiming Dr. Bosworth had failed to write five figures' worth of paycheck in a relatively short period of employment.
This charge comes on top of two lawsuits Bosworth faces from employees claiming she stiffed them of thousands of dollars in wages. At least four other employees have left Bosworth's clinic and the non-profit Preventive Health Strategies over which her husband, Chad Haber, presides since Bosworth began publicizing her Senate campaign in June.
Maybe business is so sporadic at Meaningful Medicine that there are no regular, long-term clients to notice the staff churn. But the furiously revolving door at 5000 South Minnesota Avenue is one more sign that Bosworth is not able to conduct both a serious Senate campaign and a stable medical practice.
And if Bosworth can't keep the simplest of all capitalist promises, to pay workers for their work, how can voters expect her to keep any political promise to serve South Dakota?