Michele Bachmann Thinks People ‘Choose’ To Not Have Health Insurance
many do - when I was young and dumb (ok dumber than I am now) I chose extra beer money over having insurance.... of course now with Obama redefining a 26 year old adult as a child I would have stayed on my parents insurance....
Recent work on conservatism has pointed out that conservatives have several symptoms in common with people who are mentally ill, including:
- Delusional thinking - Paranoia - Disconnection from others/lack of empathy - Mental rigidity/closed-mindedness - Uncertainty avoidance, intolerance for ambiguity, dichotomous thinking - Compartmentalized thinking
Mental illness is seeing the world through a skewed filter, among other things. It's often caused by chemical imbalances, but there are also mental illnesses that seem to be triggered by social pressures, such as fear, anxiety, and uncertainty.