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Jack Gargan "1990-Today"


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Throw the Hypocritical Rascals Out!

Many political analysts credit the 1990s T.H.R.O Ad as "The" Catalyst that started the Modern reform and Good Government Movement that was responsible for the election of 124 new faces to Congress in the 1992 Elections, the highest turnover in 50 years. Sadly, by 2020 the National Debt had grown from THREE TRILLION to over 22 TRILLION $$$! Nothing had changed. The national debt continues to grow every day.

The success of H. Ross Perot in getting 21% of the vote for President in 1992 may have been a direct result of the mood set by the 1990s T.H.R.O Campaign in the two years before the 1992 elections. The energy and charisma of Perot played a large part. However, all of the issues borrowed so ably by Perot were first fully raised in the 1990s T.H.R.O Ad. The same issues remain completely valid today.

THRO was founded to fight DEFICIT SPENDING and to set IMMEDIATE TERM LIMITS for the entire U.S. Congress. The FULL PAGE AD was printed in 633 MAJOR NEWSPAPERS NATIONWIDE FROM 1990 TO 1993 AT A COST OF UP TO $60,000 PER AD over $2,500,000 total. The money came from grassroots pledges requested in the original 1990s ads. Unfortunately, the 124 new faces elected were Democrats and Republicans. To be represented we needed to elect nonpartisan candidates, not more career politicians put on the ballot by the corrupt bipartisan two-party system. Long-Term Solution

We still need ALL NEW FACES in Congress to complete the Thro Mission. (2020 Candidate)

Read the 2020 THRO Ad web page AND/OR the Adobe Acrobat PDF Ad File. Help promote a "CLEAN SWEEP" of the U.S. Congress by endorsing the 2020 THRO Ad in every way possible. See Your Voice in the 2020 THRO Ad:

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Time Magazine named Jack Gargan a "Hero of the Week" during the month of September 1990 for his Creation of the 1990s THRO Ad Campaign. The complete original ad used in the campaign is shown below:


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Throw the Hypocritical Rascals Out

This is for Evan, Eric, and Lindsey ... Love you, Grandaddy! (and for YOU THE READERS' grandchildren and future grandchildren, too).


Hello, my name is Jack Gargan. I'm just a recently retired "working stiff". Like most of the people I talk with, I'm fed up with members of Congress who care more about getting re-elected than they do about what's happening to our country.

Specifically, I'M APPALLED that Congress continues to hock the future of our children and grandchildren. Our national debt is now over 3 TRILLION dollars, and going higher by the minute. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

I'M BITTER that more than half of all our income taxes go just for the annual interest on that national debt (it's not just some outrageous amount we stuck our children with).

I'M OUTRAGED that Congress even talks about further raises in our taxes while totally ignoring the ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY BILLION DOLLARS IN SHEER GOVERNMENT WASTE as documented by the Grace Commission report.

I'M ANGRY that, after being told by the American public that their existing salary was already an overpayment on their abilities, they turned around and arrogantly voted themselves the biggest raise in history! Then they had the gall to insult our intelligence and call it a "vote for ethical government." If they have to be paid to be ethical they have no business being in public office. And, if it is such a lousy job, how come every one of them works so hard to stay in office term after term?

I'M INCENSED every time I stand in the checkout line behind someone with designer sunshades, designer jeans and $100 sneakers who pay their bill with food stamps, their vote bought and paid for by a Congress person who knows how to use federal giveaway programs to keep themselves in office! (I have no quarrel with food stamps going to truly needy people.) (Top of Page)

I'M EVEN MORE LIVID when I discovered our same Congress then screwed our retired senior citizens by taking over 52 BILLION dollars out of the Social Security Trust Fund using voodoo economics to make the federal deficit look not quite as outrageous, while slipping the trust fund an I.O.U. in return. God forbid we have even a mild recession, or our retired folks will also end up holding the bag!

I'M ENRAGED when I see money pouring in to incumbents from PACS, special interest groups who use their money to stifle public interest, to Congressmen who will sell their soul for another term in office.

I'M DISGUSTED at the number of shady dealings by members of Congress who get nothing more than a slap on the wrist from their peers when they get caught in the act. Something's mighty wrong with the system when 98% of incumbents are re-elected. The other 2% don't lose. They either go out feet first, or in total disgrace for conduct too embarrassing even for Congressional standards!

I'M FED UP with Congress' "to get along, you've got to go along" philosophy.

I'M SHOCKED that the world's richest nation can become the world's biggest debtor nation, all within the space of one generation!

I'M REALLY HACKED OFF that Congress has permitted, and in some cases actually abetted, the S&L rip-off which will now cost every American family an estimated EXTRA $30 per month for the next 30 years ... and not even prosecuting the scoundrels, their friends, who have stuck us with this bill!

I'M TIRED of paying for the "franking privileges" (postage) and printing costs of blatant advertising disguised as newsletters to the voters back home, subsidizing Congressmen for everything from haircuts to lunches to health insurance plans, and paying for an army of over-paid Congressional "aides" (more than 32,000 at last count). Talk about an "aides epidemic"! (Top of Page)

I'M INSULTED that Congress, who exempted themselves from dependence on Social Security, enacted two special pension plans that pay a Congress person in six years what the average American under Social Security must work a lifetime for (and there are 14 CONVICTED FELONS currently drawing fat Congressional pensions - up to $80,000 per year! - and 6 more waiting in the wings to reach retirement age).

But mostly, I'M SAD that we as a nation have thrown up our hands in surrender to the politicians and bureaucrats who have put us in this predicament.

BUT I'M NOT GOING TO GIVE IN TO THOSE CLOWNS! Maybe one person can't make a difference, but you and I together can! And here's what we must do: The root of all our problems is elected officials who use their incumbency to put a stranglehold on their office. They devote most of their time and energy to raising money for re-election, rather than to running the country properly. (Top of Page)


I propose that we simply rise up and VOTE EVERY INCUMBENT SENATOR AND CONGRESSMAN OUT OF OFFICE! Further, that we only elect new people who will pledge to strictly limit the term of their office and to prohibit the federal government from spending money it does not have, except in a bonafide national emergency.

Won't you help me by supporting this initiative? You CAN make a difference (and this just might be your last chance to do it peaceably). Nothing fancy. Nothing complicated. Just simply pledge to VOTE EVERY INCUMBENT SENATOR AND CONGRESSMAN OUT OF OFFICE. There's no way we could end up with anything worse than what we already have! Our effort will initially be against federal incumbents. If this works, we can then go after state and local problems where they exist. Don't worry about the 5% of good representatives who will be tossed out with the bad guys. There are literally thousands of other public service opportunities for them to move to with open arms.

I've set up a non-profit organization, T.H.R.O., Inc. (Throw the Hypocritical Rascals Out). I've borrowed my life's savings to seed the venture and am working without pay (as are the scores of volunteers who are helping with this project). You can help by doing the following:

1) Complete and return the pledge below so I can determine how many of you share my anger and WILL DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Don't worry if you can't send a contribution. I am more interested in your VOTING support.

2) If you can afford a contribution, no matter how large or small, it will be gratefully accepted and go entirely to keeping this initiative going. These full-page ads cost up to $60,000 a pop so we need all the help you can give.

3) Get with your local Supervisor of Elections and get voter registration drives started in your area. Then, make sure YOU vote and get as many people to the polls as you can. (Top of Page)

4) Write letters to the editor of every newspaper you can, promoting the THRO campaign. Send me a clipping on anything about THRO that gets published.

5) Use U.S. flag postage stamps pasted upside-down (distress signal) on all your mail especially that going to Congressmen and elected officials. Let's send those jerks a message and flood the mail with U.S. DISTRESS signals!

6) Let me know if you, as an individual or as a group, can underwrite the cost of an ad in your local newspaper, shoppers guide, newsletter, etc. If so, I'll provide a "camera-ready" copy to the publication.


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Yes, I'm for real and this campaign is for real! I'm not running for any political office, nor am I supporting or endorsing any individual or party. This campaign is also not directed against any individual or party.

It's the "good ol' boy"/seniority system which is corrupt and corrupting our representatives.

Our only hope for a cure is a CLEAN SWEEP, and start over from scratch. The only party I'm for is the huge party this nation is going to throw on Election Day when we throw those arrogant bums out on their collective butts!

"I have an impeccable lifetime personal and business history and can withstand the closest scrutiny. Check me out."

~ Jack Gargan, Founder of THRO, Inc. (Throw the Hypocritical Rascals Out!)

formerly at P.O. Box #203, Cedar Key, FL 32625.

(Jack has retired from public life to enjoy his last years in private.)

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Jack Gargan 2002-2020, all pages inclusive


2020 Thro Ad Endorsed By

Rich Stevenson

Candidate for U.S. Congress

District 03 Kentucky

P.O. Box 123, Hillview, Kentucky 40129-0123
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Problem: Bipartisan Corruption. The original full page 1990s THRO Ad ran in 633 Major Newspapers Nationwide. Over $2.5 million was spent. In 1992, one hundred and twenty-four new faces were elected to Congress. In 1994, more than fifty-four new faces elected to the U.S. House changed the majority from D to R, but no change was made in the bipartisan corruption permitted by both parties in their collusive two-party system.

Back in the years from 1990 to 1994, the Internet was relatively new and social media scarcely existed. Just imagine how many more voters in today's online environment can get our T.H.R.O message for FREE on the Internet and social media with millions of comments on Facebook, Twitter, the blogosphere, alternate news media, email, etc., to share our message with voters to "Throw the Hypocritical Rascals Out." We can "vote out" many more bipartisan incumbents in 2020. Using the Internet, we can realize the THRO Mission:  



Solution: End Two-Party Majority Control. Our campaign against entrenched bipartisan monopoly political power may take many years to complete. We can elect nonpartisan independent and minor party people to Congress. Only 40 or 50 nonpartisans in the U.S. House and 10 nonpartisans in the U.S. Senate will end constant bipartisan warfare to gain partisan majority control of Congress. Public policy will no longer be bought by special interests with campaign contributions to Career Incumbent office holders. With the bipartisan fight ended, public policy can simply serve our nation and our people. Each of us must vote our bipartisan Congress persons out of office ~ this year.

Today we still need ALL NEW FACES in Congress to complete the THRO Mission. Tell a friend the good news. Together, we can throw the hypocritical rascals out. 124 new faces were elected in 1992. How many more new faces will we elect in 2020?

This time, all the new faces elected to Congress need to be populist nonpartisans, not bipartisan Democrats and Republicans who support the corrupt Two-Party System. The new faces we elect will be nonpartisan candidates. We can be represented in the U.S. Congress. Congress has a 94% disapproval rating. Throw them out.

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Jack Gargan 2002-2020, all pages inclusive


2020 Thro Ad Campaign Created by

Common Sense II Political Reforms
-----With support of Jack Gargan-----
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2020 Thro Ad Campaign Endorsed By

Jack Gargan, THRO, Inc. founder Independent
formerly at
P.O. Box 203, Cedar Key, FL 32625

American Reform Party Roy Downing
Former Chair, American Reform Party

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Election Day: November 03, 2020