QUESTION: Should America Have A Holiday Celebrating Michelle Obama’s Birthday?

Written by Doug Giles on February 18, 2016

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Should we all celebrate Michelle Obama’s birthday as a holiday? Or does the thought of that make you cringe?

If you think this is far fetched, look at what Illinois is considering…

Meanwhile, a bill by state Rep. Andre Thapedi, D-Chicago, would make President Barack Obama’s Aug. 4 birthday Illinois’ 13th paid state holiday.

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How does that compare to paid holidays in the federal government and in the private sector?
Right now, Illinois has a dozen paid holidays.

Those are: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday (Presidents Day), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, General Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. That’s according to the state’s Department of Central Management Services.

Read more: Illinois Policy

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