Florida Rep. C.W. Bill Young Will Retire When Term Ends in 2014
Florida's longest-serving member of Congress, Rep. C.W. Bill Young, announced he's retiring when his term ends in 2014.
Young, who is
roughly a billion 82 years old, cited wanting to spend more time with family as the main reason he's calling it quits.
Better late than never, we guess.
Young has been in politics for over 50 years and is currently the longest-serving Republican in either chamber of Congress
He's served with eight presidents, and oversaw the full House Appropriations Committee and its defense subcommittee.
He's also apparently un-killable.
Aside from oldness not being able to take him out, Young says he's been been shot, been hit by a truck, survived an airplane crash, and had his chest opened and heart rebuilt.
He credits these experiences as the reason for his not being easily flustered.
Young is also known for being a giant homophobe and a total dick towards people on welfare.
From 1962 through 1964, Young served on the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee, which investigated the gays, commies, and other "enemies of the state."
In 1964, that committee famously handed out a pamphlet entitled "Homosexuality and Citizenship in Florida."
The pamphlet featured explicit photos of homosexuals involved in sex acts.
"Our report tried to show it in its true light," Young said about the pamphlet. "[Homosexuality] is a very repulsive subject."
In 2012, a voter walked up to Young and asked him if he supported raising the minimum wage.
Young's response: "Get a job."
So, congrats to Young for a long distinguished career as one of the biggest pricks in Congress!