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Friday, October 21, 2016

WATCH: Illinois Lawmaker Goes On Insane Tirade

Illinois state Representative Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) lost his cool on Tuesday, throwing papers in the air and unleashing a furious rant over a Democratic-backed pension reform plan.

“Enough!” Bost screams at one point. “I feel like somebody trying to be released from Egypt! Let my people go!”

Bost’s tirade was directed at House Speaker Michael Madigan, who championed the bill which would reduce annual cost-of-living increases for public employees and gradually make public schools and universities pay the cost of retirement benefits for their employees.

The best part of the video may be the reaction of Bost’s colleagues; based on their bemused expressions, it seems that Bost’s temper tantrum isn’t that out of the ordinary in the Illinois statehouse.

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  • Yelling the loudest does not mean that one is correct. This poor soul may or may not have had a valid point, but by going postal all possiblility of serious discussion of his point of view was negated. Perhaps the good folks of his district will consider another choice the next time they put somebody into office. His type of behavior is becoming an artform in elected government these days, albeit a very ineffectual form at that. Too bad our political discouse has fallen so far as to be childish and sophomoric. The voters get the level of ignorance in their elected representatives that they deserve. If the voters begin to pay attention to the type of folks they send to state houses and Washington, perhaps things will begin to change. I won’t be putting any money on that for obvious reasons.