This is Arizona Senator Jeff Flake. He sold out all Arizona citizens to the telecom lobby for $27,955.

This is Arizona Senator Jeff Flake. He sold out all Arizona citizens to the telecom lobby for $27,955.

Wow. I could have just knocked on this pricks front door with a briefcase of $40k and got him to bend over for me. Unreal.

See now I feel cheap. I'm worth $.003?

About 5 bitcoin

Just leaving the response i got regarding NN.

Dear Mr. Mycleanaccount96:

          Thank you for contacting me about network neutrality.

          As you know, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on May 18, 2017, to undertake a new rulemaking on restoring Internet freedom. In particular, the agency is seeking to roll back the February 26, 2015 reclassification of broadband Internet under Title II of the Communications Act, which treats it as a “telecommunications service” under the law, and return it to Title I of the Communications Act as an “information service.” The FCC will be accepting public comments on the new rule at until July 17, 2017.

          I understand your concerns about telecommunications companies charging additional fees for Internet-based services or blocking service altogether. However, the government must use caution when imposing any new federal mandate on the private sector. In the past, I have opposed rules attempting to enforce network neutrality. The Internet ecosystem is the most vibrant and dynamic sector of our economy and it is important that Congress strike the proper balance between free markets and regulation. I am glad that the FCC has changed course. I also believe that any long-term solution to this issue will need to come from Congress. 

          Thank you again for contacting me. Please do not hesitate to do so again in the future. I also encourage you to visit my website, which may be found at


JEFF FLAKE United States Senator

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Edit: of course they lock thread about the motherfucking republican corporate cumrags. What a surprise.

Just goes to show how much our senators value us!

Exactly what I received as well. Word for word.

Ditto. It's not that I have a problem with a cookie cutter note, it's just that I don't agree with it!

"..internet ecosystem is the most vibrant and dynamic sector of our economy..." no shit, you should be working to make sure it stays that way.

Nice! It's amazing how little money it actually takes isn't it?

That’s what was sad to me. All the posts on the front page were for a few 100k. Then good old Jeff does it for nothing.

Let's get this "great" Arizonan to the front page!

Why do our senators, on their way out of office, still feel the need to sell us out?

A little retirement funding I guess. Not like they don’t have enough already though.

One could say he Flaked out on you guys.

Same here.

Here's my reply from the Equifax Breach:

Thank you for contacting me about the Equifax data breach.

On September 7, 2017, credit-monitoring bureau Equifax announced a breach in its consumer database that exposed the personal identifying information of 145.5 million Americans. According to Equifax, the exposed data includes birth dates, Social Security numbers, names, addresses and in some cases, driver’s license and credit card numbers. On October 4, 2017, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, upon which I sit, held a hearing regarding persistent cybersecurity threats and data hacks like the one that Equifax experienced. During this hearing, I questioned former Equifax chairman and CEO Rick Smith about cybersecurity threats in the data-broker industry, the security of consumers’ sensitive information, and the lack of accountability at companies that do not deal with customers directly. It is my hope that data brokers will take corrective steps to prevent another similar breach in the future, and I will continue my oversight efforts to ensure that the security of consumers’ personal information is an industry-wide priority. Thank you again for contacting me. Please do not hesitate to do so again in the future. I also encourage you to visit my website, which may be found at

Sorry, doesn't cut it.

he has already stated he isn't seeking reelection

This is exactly why he got paid $27,955. To send you and everyone else that inquired about net neutrality this message. He weighed his risks and figured none of use are going to do shit beyond be peeved before it’s too late. This attack was orchestrated by major telecom corps. They didn’t just pay him, they payed many to play the conservative card and pretend they’re helping business freedom instead of supporting a monopoly.

Why is the McCain thread ($84,125) locked and this one isn't? Is there a threshold for selling out that has to be met and it's OK that McCain held out for a lot more, but Flake sold out so cheap? Or are we still pretending McCain is a "concerned" hero? Personally I'm surprised Flake settled for so little after all that "conscience" talk.

Edited: Fixed the $ amounts.

Join me Dec 7th!

Ive never voted for any politician, i will register and vote against anyone that opposes you in the future Mr Flake.

This is bullshit, you sold your constituents.

Why do you assume it's about money? He's not running for re-election. He probably believes this.

"Never question a man's motives, question his judgment." —Joe Biden

Tempe marketplace won't really garner much attention. I don't know why it isn't Downtown in front the capitol building or something

It’s sad that that has to be an option. I personally wish our senators could just care about the people they represent rather than how much money they can get for their vote.

Mods locked the discussion in the Mccain thread. Cause nothing shouts "we are bought and paid for" like censorship

Republicans were all high and mighty before the election but now that it’s over they’re back to their old selves.

I’m not sure why that one got locked. It’s a shame though.

It’s Arizona, what do you expect sadly.

It's cool you feel motivated to actually demonstrate but how is staging a demo in front of a small Verizon retail store in a mall going to help our cause? Just cause it's Verizon making the push for this doesn't mean the employees at this location support verizon.

We get sold out, and he gets to retire with benefits. All for less than what Arizona pays a teacher.


Big reasons are 1. To ensure K street job after office 2. To get a job on a company board after office

If he wanted to balance free markets and regulation, it would make a lot more sense to giving ISPs all the benefits of a service with none of the regulations and start treating them as competitive corporations. His argument makes it sound like he doesn't know he's supporting a monopoly

Garbage human being

Same response for me as well. We all clearly matter in their mind.

Is there another protest at a better location that I'm unaware of?

It's okay, Trent Franks told me we need to repeal Net Neutrality because ISPs aren't funding network expansion because they are afraid that it's a bad investment...

And .67 cents

this is what happens when you vote republican

Jeff Flake and McCain can both go fuck off the Hell. McCain will be there soon.