Illinois State Rep GOES OFF on Floor and Compares His Plight to That of Moses

May 31, 2012
1:29 pm

Talk about getting angry. In perhaps one of the best political rants to ever make YouTube (don't you just wish we had video cameras in the 18th century?), Illinois state representative Mike Bost went OFF.

Literally. Like papers flying and quoting Moses.

The video has been going around the Internet and being picked up my major outlets, but kudos to the HuffPost for giving this some context:

[Bost’s] tirade came on the heels of a new pension reform proposal — Senate Bill 1673 — being approved by a state pension committee and heading to the House floor for discussion within a matter of hours —before lawmakers could even read it, Bost argued, according to WSIL.

"These damn bills that come out here all the damn time, come out here at the last second. I've got to figure out how to vote for my people! You should be ashamed of yourselves! I'm sick of it!" Bost screamed.

"Enough!" Bost continued. "I feel like somebody trying to be released from Egypt. Let my people go! .. I'm trapped by rules that have been forced down our throats."