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Ranting lawmaker explains his outburst: "yeah, there was a problem"

The video of an Illinois law-maker's meltdown has gone viral. State Rep. Mike Bost explodes in a memorable tirade about pensions on the state house floor. The viral video shows Bost screaming, cursing and throwing papers in the air.

The Republican state law-maker unleashed a barrage of attacks against the Democrats for not being allowed enough time to read the proposed pension reform bill.

"Total power in one person's hand, not the American way," said Rep. Bost.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. KCB

    Good for him! He's right.

    June 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Reply
  2. jejuane98

    Must be something going on at home.

    June 1, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Reply
  3. Brian Wilkin

    Hell, I wish my TX state rep had that much passion to serve me and the rest of the consituents in my district.

    June 1, 2012 at 11:59 am | Reply
    • Justin

      I feel the same here man!!

      June 1, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Reply
  4. art

    Another embarrassing Rethuglican

    June 1, 2012 at 11:29 am | Reply
  5. wolfpackbob

    Welcome to Illinois (& Chicago) government of the Democrats, by the Democrats and for the Democrats.

    June 1, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply

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