Fourth Place Candidate who has yet to win a single state, plans to use shadowy backroom deals to stay relevant

“Our people are in the right places. They’re doing the things to become delegates,” [Ron] Paul said on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” adding that it was too soon in the process to “write anybody off.”

While the Texas congressman has yet to win a contest in the GOP primary, he has so far picked up 71 delegates, according to CNN’s latest estimate. The number puts Paul in a distant fourth place in the delegate count, as front-runner Mitt Romney has 569, Rick Santorum comes in second with 262 and Newt Gingrich has 136 delegates.

I’m pretty sure the right thing to do was to get people to vote for you…not try to work the system behind the scenes. 
Paul: Don’t Count Me Out | – Cleveland news & weather from WJW Television FOX 8

After all, it ain’t “by, for, and of the corporations”

The Federal Trade Commission is calling for legislation that would give citizens access to the information that commercial data brokers store about them.

The proposal is an unusually tough one from an agency that prefers to coax companies into adopting voluntary principles. A month ago, Obama administration officials outlined a proposed “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” and urged technology companies, consumer groups and others to jointly craft new protections.

In a privacy report released this week, the FTC is urging the adopting of a law that would let consumers access and dispute personal data held by information brokers.

The report comes as the business of background checks is booming. An investigation by The Associated Press last year found that data brokers often store incorrect or outdated information, including criminal records.

It looks like I’m not the only one who thinks it’s absurd a citizen has to pay to find out how the corporations rank them, and why.  As I’ve said before, we have full access to this info and should get a cut any time our information is sold, either personally or in bulk.

FTC seeks laws to reveal what data brokers hold