Ron Paul Computer Game In the Works

Apr 23, 2012, 8:50 am EST
Ron Paul Computer Game In the Works

Ron Paul might not wind up in the Oval Office, but if one man has his way, he might land in an equally visible spot: on computer and smart phone screens, as a video game star.

Daniel Williams, the game’s creator and the founder of a web site that sells Ron Paul merchandise, created a Kickstarter campaign last week to fund the game. He set a relatively modest goal of raising $5,000 over two weeks to fully develop the game. As of today, he had already raised more than $9,000.

The game, titled “Ron Paul: The Road to REVOLution”, will play like Super Mario Bros., as the player moves through 13 levels (one for each branch of the Fed) attacking enemies and final bosses and collecting gold along the way. Read 

Oil Prices — What President Obama Doesn’t Understand

Apr 20, 2012, 12:17 pm EST

If you think gasoline prices are volatile now, stay tuned. President Obama’s plan to clamp down on oil speculators is going to make things worse.

I’m sure you’ve seen the news by now.

The president wants to clamp down on so-called “oil price manipulation” and has proposed a $52 billion plan to increase federal supervision of oil markets. Read 

Is New GOP Super PAC A Scam?

Apr 20, 2012, 10:08 am EST
Is New GOP Super PAC A Scam?

A new Super PAC claiming to support Republican candidates from Congress is drawing suspicion from those very candidates. The issue? Some Republicans think the web sites it has created soliciting donations to help candidates it supports are misleading donors.

The Coalition of Americans for Political Equality PAC, or CAPE PAC, was founded early in 2011. Its stated mission is “restoring conservative values in the politicians elected to represent all citizens of the United States of America.” It is chaired by Jeff Loyd, a marketing consultant and conservative activist from Arizona, and had mostly stayed under the radar until recently. To date, the Super PAC has raised just $90,000, mostly in small increments.

What got lawmakers’ attention was 39 web sites the Super PAC created to support candidates. These sites encourage people to support these specific candidates, but many Republicans say that it is unclear where the money is actually going. To many, the web sites look very similar to a candidate’s web site, giving the impression that money donated goes straight to the candidate’s campaign, and not to the Super PAC. GOP Congressmen are uneasy about possibly losing campaign donations to a Super PAC that may or may not follow through on supporting those candidates. Read 

Paul Raises $2.6M In March

Apr 20, 2012, 9:33 am EST

For many, the GOP primary race is all but over, but don’t tell Ron Paul that. Along with Newt Gingrich, the Texas Congressman has continued fighting the good fight in the face of the longest of odds.

Proof that Paul is still actively campaigning comes from his campaign fundraising numbers. In March, Paul raised $2.6 million, bringing his total haul for the first quarter of 2012 to $10.4 million. Paul currently has $1.8 million cash in hand and (not surprising considering his fiscal policies) zero debt. These numbers exclude a one-day fundraising event that raised $1.4 million.

That isn’t to say that Paul hasn’t had a harder time raising money as the campaign has progressed. That $2.6 million is a decrease from his January and February efforts. He netted $4.5 million in January and $3.3 million in Februrary. Read 

Competition Cuts Down Medicare Fraud

Apr 18, 2012, 6:48 pm EST
Competition Cuts Down Medicare Fraud

A pilot program that allowed competitive bidding for power wheelchairs, diabetic supplies, and other personal medical equipment saved nearly $200 million for Medicare in the past year, and reduced Medicare fraud.

The program, tested in nine cities including Miami, Cincinnati, and Riverside, Ca., differed from how Medicare usually handled these sorts of expenses. In a non-competitive system, Medicare frequently paid more than private insurers for comparable equipment and occasionally had suppliers committing Medicare fraud by ordering expensive and unneeded equipment for beneficiaries.

In the pilot program, though, a limited number of suppliers in the tested areas competed to fill orders for Medicare patients. Implemented more widely, and the government estimates that $26 billion can be saved from 2013-2022. The pilot will be expanded next year to 100 cities, with hopes for an eventual national rollout. There will also be a national mail order plan for diabetes supplies like testing strips next year. Read 

Secret Service Agents Visited Colombian Brothel

Apr 17, 2012, 6:04 pm EST
Secret Service Agents Visited Colombian Brothel

Eleven Secret Service agents visited a brothel in Colombia last Wednesday while preparing for President Barack Obama’s visit to the South American nation, according to a recently released report.

While visiting the brothel, which was located in a part of Colombia where prostitution is legal, the agents allegedly bragged about working for Obama, claimed that they protected him, drank whiskey, and hired prostitutes.

They might have gotten away with it, too, if there hadn’t been a dispute over how to settle the group’s tab. This argument spilled out into the street, which led to the police being called. Read 

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