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BEHNA: Illinois Lawmakers Pushing Bill To Make Obama’s Birthday A State Holiday

A couple of Illinois Lawmakers are attempting to make President Obama’s birthday an official state holiday.

On Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune had the details.

Obama’s birthday, Aug. 4, would become the state’s 13th official day off, and only its second state-specific day of rest, alongside Lincoln’s birthday, if Democratic state Reps. Andre Thapedi and Sonya Harper get their way.

Thapedi, who pushed for a similar measure last year while Obama was still in office, acknowledged he’s “ticked off some folks” with his idea and that his Obama Day bill was “by no means a top priority until we resolve this budget crisis” in Springfield.

But he said an official holiday — with a government shutdown and a bank holiday — is “important to me and to my constituents.”

Since his policies were horrible, I don’t think he should have a holiday named after him.

Being from Illinois myself, this state is filled with corruption and out of control spending. These issues are much important than deciding whether to make Obama’s birthday a holiday. It is just a waste of time.

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Mitch Behna is a Tea Party Conservative and is currently an editor and writer/contributor for Wayne Dupree News Ninja. DISCLAIMER: The postings on these site are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the State of Illinois or any other employer.

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