Hawaii May Sell Obama's Birth Records for $100

There's gold in them thar birthers, state lawmakers say
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2011 4:07 AM CST
Updated Jan 28, 2011 6:25 AM CST
$100 is cheaper than a billboard.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(Newser) – Enterprising Hawaii lawmakers say they've found a way to silence "birthers" while filling state coffers. Democratic state lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow anybody to obtain President Obama's birth records for a fee of $100, AP reports. The bill would require changing a privacy law that bars the release of birth records to anybody without a tangible interest, like a close family member.

"If the people are so concerned about Barack Obama and if he was actually born in Hawaii, born in the United States, let them pay a fee of 100 bucks,” said Rep. John Mizuno, one of the measure's co-sponsors. “We can certainly use the money, and we don't need to hear their complaining anymore."

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