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Organized Crime Ring - Killer Koch's Citizens for a Sound Economy

CSE MONEYBAGS

Total $ Granted: $16,928,712

$16,228,712
10) Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation $16,228,712

* Contributions from
Killer David H. Koch
2) Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation $6,206,853
* Contributions from
Killer Charles G. Koch
silence of the Lambe Foundation
2) Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation $6,025,375
* Contributions from
Killer Charles G. Koch
in his own name
10) Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation $674,484

* Contributions from
(murderer of Steve Kangas)
Richard Drunkard Scaife's
drunkard mother's-named foundation
38) Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation $1,810,000
* Contributions from
(murderer of Steve Kangas)
Richard Drunkard Scaife's
drunkard family foundation
49) Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation $375,000
* Contributions from
(murderer of Steve Kangas)
Richard Drunkard Scaife's
paranoiac other foundation
84) Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation $150,000

Contributions from (not dead enough Black Talon Bullets and Chlorine/dioxins)
John M. Olin Foundation
47) Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation $1,375,000

McKenna Foundation
19) Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation$107,000

Coors Castle Rock Foundation (Founder of John Birch Society, KKK leader)
63) Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation $65,000

JM Foundation
19) Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation $55,000

Earhart Foundation (White OIL fortune, pal of JD Rockerfeller's Standard oil trust)
165) Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation $35,000

$100,000 Tobacco Money

Ronald B. Milstein
Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary

February 4,2000

Mr. Paul Beckner, President
Citizens For A Sound Economy
1250 H Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005-3908

Dear Paul,

I am pleased to enclose Lorillard Tobacco Company's check for $100,000 as a general contribution to Citizens For A Sound Economy.

...

We will require that Citizens For A Sound Economy sign the attached certifications for each type of agreement and return them to Michael Shannon. You should alert your local chapters to these guidelines, although we would expect the national organization to be ultimately responsible for compliance with them. If you have any questions on these guidelines please call Michael Shannon directly.

We look forward to working with Citizens For A Sound Economy toward fulfilling our mutual goals and ambitions. [wink, wink]

Sincerely yours
Ronald S. Milstein

`Mercenaries' For Big Business:
Corporate Funding of Think Tanks
Raises Question of Credibility
By Dan Morgan
San Francisco Chronicle
February 16, 2000

Derailing a multibillion-dollar federal plan to restore the Florida Everglades is just the kind of cause that suits Citizens for a Sound Economy, a conservative think tank that fights for smaller government. But soon after the group took on the Everglades project in 1998, the Washington-based nonprofit got an incentive that went beyond the purely philosophical. It received $700,000 in contributions from Florida's three biggest sugar enterprises, which stand to lose thousands of acres of cane-growing land to reclamation if the Army Corps of Engineers plan goes into effect.

The sugar contributions were never disclosed publicly but were outlined in internal CSE documents that detail how various corporate interests donated millions to the group to bankroll its efforts on issues of direct interest to them, from global warming to Florida tort reform. Along with those earmarked contributions, from companies such as Exxon Corp. and Hertz Corp., the organization received more than $1 million from Philip Morris Cos. at a time when CSE was opposing cigarette taxes. Phone company US West Inc. gave $1 million as CSE pushed deregulation that would let US West offer long-distance service.

The documents, obtained by the Washington Post, provide a rare look at think tanks' often hidden role as a weapon in the modern corporate political arsenal. The groups provide analyses, TV advertising, polling and academic studies that add an air of authority to corporate arguments -- in many cases while maintaining the corporate donors' anonymity. ``Corporations have discovered that funding of research, publications, media campaigns and other forms of advocacy on policy issues can serve as an adjunct to traditional corporate lobbying and political contributions,'' said James Allen Smith, author of a book about think tanks.

Others use harsher terms. ``It's part of a rent-a-mouthpiece phenomenon,'' said Gary Ruskin of the Congressional Accountability Project. ``There are mercenary groups that function as surrogates when industry feels it's not advantageous for it to speak directly.'' CSE officials will not discuss specific donations, saying that disclosure could expose contributors to harassment by labor unions or other groups. CSE President Paul Beckner strongly denies picking issues with an eye to their potential for luring corporate funds -- or tailoring the groups' views to mesh with those of contributors.

Look who has jumped into bed with Ralph Nader

Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber
commondreams.org
07.07.04


Ralph Nader's run for the presidency of the US has brought him some strange right-wing bedfellows such as Citizens for a Sound Economy. CSE has been working hard to place Nader on the presidential ballot in Oregon, and will do so too in Wisconsin and other states, according to press accounts describing them as a conservative anti-tax organization. Such a description is a little like saying Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell are Christian ministers. We reveal much more about Citizens for a Sound Economy in our new book 'Banana Republicans: How the Right is Turning America into a One-Party State'.

To understand CSE, you have to know a little about their founding benefactors Charles G. and David H. Koch who each has a net worth of $4 billion apiece, earning them separate spots in the Forbes list of the 50 richest people in America. Like their father, Fred Koch, an oil-and-gas entrepreneur who was a founding member of the far-right John Birch Society in 1958, they have used their wealth in concert with a handful of other extraordinarily wealthy individuals to build a political machine that spreads their ideas about law, culture, politics and economics throughout the political and media establishment. The Kochs are part of a network of conservative benefactors that support industry-friendly think tanks, experts and subsidized media that repeat, embellish and reinforce their core message that corporations are good while government regulations, labor unions, environmentalists, liberal Democrats, and anything else that might restrict corporate behavior are bad. They have lavished tens of millions of dollars on "free market" advocacy in and around Washington. According to their filings with the Internal Revenue Service, they gave away more than $9 million in 2001 alone, almost all of it to conservative groups such as the libertarian Cato Institute (which Charles co-founded in 1977), Citizens for a Sound Economy (which David helped launch in 1986), the American Legislative Exchange Council, the Reason Foundation, Heritage Foundation, Landmark Legal Foundation and Young America's Foundation.

Citizens for a Sound Economy describes itself as an organization of "grassroots citizens dedicated to free markets and limited government," but according to internal documents leaked to the Washington Post in January 2000, the bulk of its revenues ($15.5 million in 1998) came not from its 250,000 members but from contributions of $250,000 and up from large corporations. CSE is co-chaired by former Republican Majority Leader Dick Armey and C. Boyden Gray, a Washington attorney who served as counsel to former president George H.W. Bush. The Koch Family Foundations continue to provide some of CSE's funding, but the bulk of its income now comes from corporations including Allied Signal, Archer Daniels Midland, DaimlerChrysler, Emerson Electric Company, Enron, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Philip Morris and U.S. West. Other funding comes from the same conservative foundations that finance other conservative think tanks: Castle Rock, Earhart, JM, Olin, Bradley, McKenna and Scaife.

CSE's activities have ranged from a major press and public relations campaign to defeat the Clinton administration's 1993 proposal for an energy tax to filing "friend of the court" briefs in 1999 that sought to declare the Clean Air Act unconstitutional. It produces more than 100 policy papers each year, delivering them to every single congressional office, while also distributing its message via direct mail, advertising, placements of op-ed pieces and outreach to journalists that generates thousands of news articles in print, radio and television. CSE argues that "environmental conservation requires a commonsense approach that limits the scope of government," acid rain is a "so-called threat [that] is largely nonexistent," and global warming is "a verdict in search of evidence." CSE also engages in "grassroots" lobbying, sending out activists to collect signatures on petitions for its various causes.

Although tax-exempt nonprofit organizations are supposed to refrain from endorsing specific legislation or candidates, CSE has intervened in elections on occasion, as in 1999 when it worked during the primary election to defeat Joseph Negron, a Republican running for the Florida state assembly. CSE ran a series of television ads blasting Negron, funded by $460,000 from major corporate donors including rent-a-car companies and Associated Industries of Florida, which represents 10,000 Florida businesses and opposed Negron's position on tort reform. "Our political department orchestrated the whole thing," said Jon L. Shebel, the president of Associated Industries. "We called CSE and said here's the plan, can you do something? They did TV. We did radio, direct mail and all the analytical work."

On other occasions as well, CSE has acted as a conveyor belt for the views of its funders. In 1998, it launched a project to derail a multibillion-dollar plan by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to restore the Florida Everglades. In news releases and other publicity materials, CSE claimed that the project would cost every household in Florida $120 and cost the state nearly 3,000 jobs. Shortly after launching the project, CSE received $700,000 in contributions from Florida sugar companies, which stood to lose thousands of acres of land if the federal plan went into effect. As the Washington Post reported in January 2000, this was only one of several occasions on which CSE has taken money from specific corporate interests while lobbying on their behalf. It received more than $1 million from Philip Morris while opposing cigarette taxes, and another $1 million from the U.S. West phone company while it pushed a deregulation plan that would let U.S. West offer long-distance service. CSE president Paul Beckner dismissed warnings about global warming as "junk science," shortly before receiving $175,000 from ExxonMobil to fund its work on "global climate" issues. Another $380,000 came in from Microsoft while CSE was lobbying in Congress to limit the Justice Department's budget for antitrust enforcement against the software giant.

The Center for Media and Democracy investigates and tracks the work of corporate front groups including CSE through our Disinfopedia website. There you can not only find out the latest, you can help us keep tabs and report on CSE and other corporate fronts. You never know what they might be up to, even helping their sworn nemesis Ralph Nader. Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber are authors of the new book Banana Republicans: How the Right Wing is Turning America into a One-Party State.

CSE Board Of Directors, 2003

* Charles G. Koch, Emeritus Board Member
See Killer Koch Dossier
* David H. Koch, Chairman
See Killer Koch Dossier
* Wayne E. Gable, Board Member
See Killer Koch Dossier
* Richard H. Fink, Emeritus Board Member
See Killer Koch Dossier
* Walter E. Williams, Board Member
See Williams Dossier
* Paul Beckner, President
* James C. Miller, III, Emeritus Board Member
* Sarah Atkins, Board Member
* Gordon Cain, Emeritus Board Member
* John S. Thomas, Board Member
* William Vandersteel, Emeritus Board Member
* Thomas Posey, Treasurer
* Matt Kibbe, Executive VP

CSE Board of Directors (as of July 2004)

* David H. Koch, Chairman
See Killer Koch Dossier
* Charles G. Koch, Emeritus Board Member
See Killer Koch Dossier
* C. Boyden Gray, Co-Chairman -- Gray is an heir to the R.J. Reynolds tobacco fortune.
* Dick Armey, Co-Chairman
* J. Clyde Ballard, Director
* Jim Burnley, Director
* Charles Hilton, Director
* Bill Jaeger
* Matt Kibbe
* Thomas Knudsen, Director
* David H. Padden, Director
See Killer Koch Dossier
* Richard Stephenson, Director

Matt Kibbe, Executive VP
* Matt Kibbe became President and CEO of Citizens for a Sound Economy in June 2004. Previously, from 1996 to 2004, he was CSE's Executive Vice President. Matt manages CSE's overall operations and strategy, including public policy development, grassroots operations, and state and federal issue campaigns for the organization.

Prior to joining CSE, he served as Chief of Staff and House Budget Committee Associate for U.S. Representative Dan Miller(R-FL) from 1993 to 1996. Between 1990 and 1993, Mr. Kibbe was Director of Federal Budget Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that, he served as Senior Economist for the Republican National Committee during Lee Atwater’s tenure as Chairman. Between 1988 and 1989, Mr. Kibbe was the Managing Editor of Market Process, an academic economics journal published by the Center for the Study of Market Processes at George Mason University. The journal developed Austrian and Public Choice approaches to economic theory, and a free market understanding of political economy.

Mr. Kibbe started his professional career at CSE, serving as a policy analyst between 1986 and 1988. Matt did graduate work in the economics department at George Mason University and received his BA in Economics from Grove City College.

* "We called about 1,000 folks in the Portland area and said this would be an opportunity to show up to provide clarity in the presidential debate," said Matt Kibbe, president of CSE, who denied the the calls were coordinated with either the Bush or the Nader campaigns.

Kibbe said Nader "forces John Kerry to explain where he is on things.''

* National Commission on Restructuring the IRS Private Sector Task Force Testimony, 6: Citizens for a Sound Economy, Matt Kibbe

Richard H. Fink, Emeritus Board Member
See Killer Koch Dossier
* CSE is the brainchild of Richard Fink, a former professor of economics at George Mason University. In 1984, several of CSE's founding board members, including Charles and David Koch and J. P. Humphries, asked Rich to develop a concept for a new organization ... in Washington. CSE Foundation was established as an educational affiliate that would focus on making complex policy issues accessible to the average person.

Thomas Posey, Treasurer

Nothing is revealed about Posey on the CSE website, and google search is inconclusive. Because CSE is an organized crime ring, and because it is funded by Killer Koch's (sons of John Birch Society co-founder Fred Koch), and because it is funded with munitions money from Black Talon Bullets (Olin Winchester munitions), and because it is funded by Coors (John Birch Society co-founder, and KKK nut), it would not be out of bounds to believe the treasury purse-strings are held by a 'contra'-gun-runner and mercenary soldier. So these items about a "Tom Posey" are included for contemplation and further research.

* "Civilian Material Assistance...was founded in 1983 by Tom Posey, a former Marine Corporal, John Bircher and Ku Klux Klansman..."We like to think of ourselves as missionary- mercenaries," explained Posey..."
* The team faced two immediate needs: military advisers to train the guerillas and a source of money to replace the lost CIA funds. The conspirators turned to defendant Tom Posey, founder of a mercenary organization known as Civilian Military Assistance (later changed to Civilian Material Assistance), to recruit Vietnam veterans willing to serve in Central America as "soldiers of fortune," and decided to finance the supply effort with cocaine sales in the United States. A public fundraising campaign, headed by Singlaub, provided a plausible cover for the operation's money sources.
* Planning for the network's alleged plot to kill Tambs and spark the anticipated U.S. invasion didn't get underway until late 1984. Before this, retired Army Gen. John Singlaub, Robert Owen, John Hull and Tom Posey -- the "private" network's core group -- were busy building a southern front of contra forces in northern Costa Rica. The network's goal -- in accordance with official U.S. policy -- was to force the Costa Rican-based contras, led by Eden Pastora, to form an alliance with the Nicaraguan Democratic Force (FDN), the larger contra army based in Honduras.
* Before his arrest, Jesus Garcia was a booking officer with the Dade county Sheriff Department in Florida. In an interview Garcia proudly said that he booked most of the famous criminals busted in Miami. In January 1985, Garcia booked a man whom he revered: Tom Posey, the head of the Alabama-based Civilian Material Assistance group. Posey, who handled recruitment and training of mercenaries for the Costa Rican operation, had been arrested for illegal possession of a handgun. Garcia recognized Posey, having seen him on Nightline and Donahue, and said he couldn't conceal his admiration for Posey's involvement with the contras.

C. Boyden Gray, CSE Co-Chairman
Gray is a partner at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering where he focuses on a range of regulatory matters including, environmental, biotechnology, trade, clean air, and risk management. Gray served as counsel to George Bush, during his terms as president and vice president. Gray also clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren.

Crime Rings associated with Gray

Graphic of part of C. Boyden Grays organized crime network. Click for enlargement, or
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* Citizens for A Sound Economy and CSE Educational Foundation
Source: CSE website, 3/04
* Reason Foundation
Source: Reason website 4/04
* National Legal Center for the Public Interest
Source: NLCPI website 4/04
* Air Quality Standards Coalition
Source: P.R. Watch's Disinfopedia
* Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
Source: Federalist Society website 4/04
* Harvard Center for Risk Analysis
Source: Harvard Center for Risk Analysis website 5/04


Part of Dick Armey's (and Koch's) Army of organized crime network. Click for enlargement, or
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Dick Armey, CSE Co-Chairman
Co-Chairman of CSE Former Majority Leader Dick Armey has had a career as Congressman for the 26th District of Texas He was active in passing legislation related to military base closure and realignments, agriculture subsidy reforms, free trade, education scholarships for disadvantaged children and Homeland Security. He has served as ranking Republican on the Joint Economic Committee, as Chairman of the Republican Conference and as Majority Leader of the House where he had full responsibility for the legislative schedule. During his last year as a Member of Congress he served as

* Chairman of the Select Committee on Homeland Security.

J. Clyde Ballard, CSE Director
J. Clyde Ballard Director is the former Washington State House Speaker, a businessman, and community leader. His state government experience includes many leadership positions including Republican Caucus Chairman, House Minority Leader, House Speaker, and

* Chairman of the Pacific Rim Conference. He has been involved with the
* American Cancer Society. He and his wife, Ruth, owned and operated Ballard Services, Inc. for 20 years.

Jim Burnley, CSE Director
Jim Burnley Director is currently with the law firm of Winston and Strawn. Helped to assemble the scab air traffic control work force in the wake of the 1981 PATCO strike.

Charles Hilton, CSE Director
Director L. Charles Hilton is an attorney, contractor, and developer in Panama City, Florida. He served in the US Air Force for two years as a judge Advocate and has practiced law since 1956. He organized Gulf Asphalt Corporation (now GAC Contractors, Inc.), has been involved in the development of motels, apartments, and commercial buildings, and has a family corporation, Hilton, Inc., which owns and operates hotels. He is on the board of

* Club for Growth, the
* James Madison Institute, and a
* past Chairman of Florida Tax Watch.

Bill Jaeger

* ABOUT HOOVER: BOARD OF OVERSEERS Bill Jaeger · Napa, CA , Communications Committee


Thomas Knudsen, CSE Director
Thomas Knudsen Director is president of Thomas Publishers located in New York City.

David H. Padden, CSE Director
Padden is is a Koch surrogate. He plays a prominent role in a number of right-wing think-tanks:

* Heartland Institute, founder and director 2004 [2]
* Cato Institute, director 2004 [3]
* Citizens for a Sound Economy, director
* Bionomics Institute, director
* Foundation for Economic Education, former director
* Center for Libertarian Studies, former director
* Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, director 2001 [4]

Richard Stephenson, CSE Director
Richard Stephenson heads the Cancer Treatment Centers of America as well as several other health care, finance, and real estate companies. He received his bachelor's degree from Wabash in Crawfordsville, Ind. and his J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law. Dick Stephenson and his wife Alicia reside in St. Thomas (USVI).


Think Tanks: Corporations' Quiet Weapon

By Dan Morgan
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, January 29, 2000; Page A1

Derailing a multibillion-dollar federal plan to restore the Florida Everglades is just the kind of cause that suits Citizens for a Sound Economy, a conservative think tank that fights for smaller government.

But soon after the group took on the Everglades project in 1998, the Washington-based nonprofit got an incentive that went beyond the purely philosophical. It received $700,000 in contributions from Florida's three biggest sugar enterprises, which stand to lose thousands of acres of cane-growing land to reclamation if the Army Corps of Engineers plan goes into effect.

The sugar contributions were never disclosed publicly but were outlined in internal CSE documents that detail how various corporate interests donated millions to the group to bankroll its efforts on issues of direct interest to them, from global warming to Florida tort reform.

Along with those earmarked contributions, from companies such as Exxon Corp. and Hertz Corp., the organization received more than $1 million from Philip Morris Cos. at a time when CSE was opposing cigarette taxes. Phone company US West Inc. gave $1 million as CSE pushed deregulation that would let US West offer long-distance service.

The documents, obtained by The Washington Post, provide a rare look at think tanks' often hidden role as a weapon in the modern corporate political arsenal. The groups provide analyses, TV advertising, polling and academic studies that add an air of authority to corporate arguments--in many cases while maintaining the corporate donors' anonymity.

"Corporations have discovered that funding of research, publications, media campaigns and other forms of advocacy on policy issues can serve as an adjunct to traditional corporate lobbying and political contributions," said James Allen Smith, author of a book about think tanks.

Others use harsher terms. "It's part of a rent-a-mouthpiece phenomenon," said Gary Ruskin of the Congressional Accountability Project. "There are mercenary groups that function as surrogates when industry feels it's not advantageous for it to speak directly."

Graphic of part of David Koch puppet strings organized crime network. Click for enlargement, or
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David H. Koch crime conspiracy Think Tank$ and In$titute$ under the thumb...

* CITIZENS FOR A SOUND ECONOMY Educational Foundation, Board of Directors:
David H. Koch, Chairman (Co-Founder)
* Americans For Prosperity Foundation (AFPF)
David Koch, Director
* REASON FOUNDATION, Board of Directors (Co-Founder):
David H. Koch, New York, NY
* CATO INSTITUTE, Officers and Executives:
Mr. David H. Koch
* EARTHWATCH INSTITUTE, Board of Directors:
David H. Koch, Executive Vice President, KOCH INDUSTRIES, Inc.
* ASPEN INSTITUTE, Board of Trustees:
David H. Koch

Charles G. Koch www.kochind.com

* Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Koch is a
* director of INTRUST BANK, N.A. His non-business activities include serving as
* chairman of the INSTITUTE FOR HUMANE STUDIES, the
* CLAUDE R. LAMBE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION and the
* CHARLES G. KOCH CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, on the
* board of the MERCATUS CENTER at GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, and as a member of the
* MONT PELERIN SOCIETY.

Paul Beckner, President

* Cooler Heads -- Consumer Alert: "... The American people should not be fooled by an emissions-trading scheme that has the words 'market-based' attached to it. Such a trading scheme would cripple our economic growth by permanently limiting our industrial output. It remains to be seen why President Clinton is seriously considering this economically-suicidal plan." -- Paul Beckner, president of Citizens for a Sound Economy
* Cooler Heads -- Consumer Alert: "... Although President Clinton's plan calls for emissions trading schemes to restrict energy use instead of a direct tax such as a $1.00 per ton of CO2 tax, Citizens for a Sound Economy's president Paul Beckner warned, "The American people should not be fooled by an emissions-trading scheme that has the words 'market-based' attached to it. Such a trading scheme would cripple our economic growth by permanently limiting our industrial output."
* Microsoft Shill: Citizens for a Sound Economy Paul Beckner, President "[T]he European Commission has effectively turned itself into a software designer, telling companies what they can and cannot put into their own products. The technology industry and consumers are the ones who should be deciding what software should look like, not government bureaucrats making up the rules as they go. We thought this type of destructive industrial policy had seen its last days, but unfortunately EU regulators have given it new life.... Now consumers and the economy will pay the price."
* Microsoft Shill: Citizens for a Sound Economy Paul Beckner, President NC CSE Activists and Staff - Leading the charge into the AG's office were CSE's Super-Activist of the Year, Joyce Fernando, Joyce Krawiec, Jack and Mary Joe Gibson, Lib Rhodes, Margret Bumgarner, Judge Manning, Peter Hans, and Valarie Rechtin. CSE staff including CSE President, Paul Beckner, Communications and Technology director, Kent Lassman and Vice President for Public Affairs, Charles Fuller, accompanied the activists.
* Microsoft Shill: Citizens for a Sound Economy Paul Beckner, President -- Get the economy moving: accept the Microsoft settlement. Citizens for a Sound Economy by Paul Beckner "I write on behalf of nearly 300,000 members of CSE Foundation to inform you of our enthusiastic support for the consent decree reached between Microsoft Corporation, the United States Department of Justice, and nine States. ... [T]he consent decree in U.S. v. Microsoft Corp. would allow Microsoft to continue to integrate new features and functions into its operating system..." (01/29/02)
* GOOGLE Results 1 - 46 of about 162 for "Paul Beckner" Microsoft"
* Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) coordinates the ground troops for the tax cut movement. From deregulation to Social Security, CSE pushes an agenda that subscribes to a doctrine of free enterprise, less government, and lower taxes. ... CSE President Paul Beckner makes clear the niche his group has carved: “We are not a ‘think-tank,’ content to study the issues and publish papers and reports.
* Paul Beckner, president of Citizens for a Sound Economy, discussed a number of academic studies that have evaluated the effect of taxation on economic stability. Quoting Dr. Richard Vedder of Ohio University, Beckner said, [Richard Vedder is a known felony conspirator in the Tobacco Whitecoats operation over many years.]
* GOOGLE Results 1 - 36 of about 84 for "Paul Beckner" tobacco.
* http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/
Search: kw: "Paul Beckner" or kw: "Beckner P"
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Walter E. Williams, Board Member (2003) [known felony conspirator in the Tobacco Whitecoats operation over many years.]

James C. Miller, III, Emeritus Board Member

* James C. Miller III of McLean, an economist, is a
* counselor to the Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation. He is a
* John M. Olin Distinguished Fellow at the Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation and at the
* Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University. He also is a
* senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a member of the boards of the
* Citizens for a Sound Economy, the
* Tax Foundation, and the
* [Directors Emeritus] Progress and Freedom Foundation. ...
* George Mason University Board of Visitors, Miller serves on the Faculty and Academic Standards Committee, the
* Finance and Resource Development Committee of which he is Chair, and the
* Audit Committee. He is also a member of the
* American Economic Association, the
* Public Choice Society, and the
* Southern Economic Association of which he was elected a member of the executive committee from 1980 to 1982 and an elected Vice President for the 1991-1992 term.


* GLOBAL POLICY COUNCIL, James C. Miller III, Former Director Office of Management of the Budget
* Council for National Policy: James C. Miller III
* Wife: Demaris H. Miller - Candidate for Congress (VA-08); former high school teacher, basketball coach, and nurse; B.S.Ed., University of Georgia; B.S. nursing (and head of class), George Mason University; Ph.D., industrial psychology, George Mason University; formerly research psychologist, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; active in Miller for Senate (1994 and 1996); author of several influential studies of government personnel; currently writing genealogy/history book; member, McLean Presbyterian Church.

* Consumer Alert, Advisory Council James C. Miller III, Ph.D. Counselor, Citizens for a Sound Economy,

Sarah Atkins, CSE Board Member (2003)

* Sarah Atkins, TAMKO Roofing Products, daughter of CSE founders Ethelmae and J.P. Humphreys.
* Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Board of Directors, Sarah Atkins
* Board of Directors Sarah Atkins Palmer R. Chitester Fund (bio) Home Schooling Mom Arlington, Virginia
* serves on the boards of Citizens for a Sound Economy, Washington, D.C.; The Future of Freedom Foundation, Fairfax, VA; and The Atlas Foundation, Fairfax, VA.

Gordon Cain, Emeritus Board Member

* He has invested in three companies: Lexicon Genetics, Applied Veterinary Systems, and Agennix. Cain is a director of the first two and is chairman of the last.
* Cain Leaves Board ... Gordon Cain, chairman of the Sterling Group and a pioneer of leveraged buyouts in the 1980s, has retired from the Cato Board after seven years. Crane commented, "Gordon Cain was instrumental in the success of the drive to build our headquarters in the early 1990s, and he encouraged us to take up the issues of term limits and the unconstitutional delegation of legislative powers.
* Gordon Cain, the first recipient of the Petrochemical Heritage Award, began his career as a chemical engineer at Freeport Sulphur Company and Merck & Co. Following service in the U.S. Army during World War II, he helped organize Petro-Tex Chemical Company. From 1964 until 1970 he managed Conoco's chemical business. Since 1970 Cain has founded or cofounded several companies that he has restructured through innovative management strategies, employee stock ownership, and leveraged buyouts (LBOs). In 1982 he cofounded the Sterling Group, a merchant banking firm that acts as sponsor for and invests in leveraged acquisitions, principally in the petrochemicals industry. He is best known for the successful LBOs of Arcadian, Cain Chemical, Fiber Industries, Sterling Chemicals, and Vista Chemical. Today, he serves on the Boards of Texas Petrochemical Corporation, Atlantic Coast Airlines, Arcadian Corporation, Agennix Incorporated, and Lexicon Incorporated. Cain holds the Winthrop-Sears Medal and the John Fritz Medal. He was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame in 1990.
* National Center for Policy Analysis, Officers and Executives: Gordon Cain
* 100 Bush Profiteers 22. Gordon Cain (Houston): $41,000, Cain is the founder of the Sterling Group, which is associated with a string of polluting chemical companies (see William McMinn, No. 11).


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