A retired financial planner thinks he has an answer to the federal budget deficit - vote out every incumbent on Capitol Hill.
And he's not kidding."Throw the Hypocritical Rascals Out," Jack Gargan urges in a full-page ad that has appeared in 160 newspapers coast-to-coast, from weekly shoppers to big-city dailies. Gargan has also gone on the radio and TV talk-show circuit.
He's turned his one-man crusade to unseat every member of Congress into a non-profit organization called THRO Inc.
His headquarters in Tampa has been bombarded with calls, mail and donations.
"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore," the headline of the ad screams.
Gargan, 59, goes on to say he's appalled at the national debt, angry at congressional pay raises and fed up over the savings and loan scandal.