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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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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) wants to make sure kids are taught to be patriotic in their schools. His new bill would strip federal funding from any school that does not force them to memorize his selected historical texts.

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