You know I'm being lazy when I resort to a Glenn Grothman press release for a post. But then again, my job is to deliver you good reading material, and Grothman never fails. He feels very strongly about the kind of society he wants to promote in Wisconsin. It is one without homosexuals, "leftists," people who work at co-ops, and psychiatrists. Oh, and he doesn't want our country to be "a country like Africa."
"During election time, it's all about helping businesses and lowering the cost of health insurance, but when a bunch of rich psychiatrists and psychologists show up asking for a still larger paycheck, the Legislature kicks business in the teeth," said Grothman.
"Most people feel that mental health is an area fraught with abuse. It may be very easy for psychiatrists, psycho- logists, and social workers to justify spending additional hours with patients in this very subjective field. In many respects, this may be more of a cultural phenomenon than a medical phenomenon," said Grothman. "While people do suffer from mental illness, in a down-to-earth state like Idaho they have fewer than five psychiatrists for 100,000 people while in a very left-wing state like Vermont they have approximately 24 psychiatrists per 100,000 persons."
Hmm...do I smell scientology? That would certainly make things more interesting. That just might be the only thing that would make the Republicans embarrassed enough to dismiss him as their caucus Vice-Chair in the Senate.
Ironically, while Grothman has no time for these namby-pamby "mental diseases," he has no problem shoving through legislation to make unpasteurized milk legal, in hopes of helping people who seek out raw milk "at the request of their nutritionists."