Friday, August 29, 2008

Who does the Cato Institute support? Not Ron Paul!

Since today is money bomb day I thought I'd investigate which members of the libertarian movement actually put their money where their mouth is.

Here are the public records of campaign donations in the last 10 years of people who list their employer as the "libertarian" Cato Institute. Notice that some very non-libertarian candidates made the list, but not a single one of them has donated so much as a dime to Ron Paul.

This list predates the newsletter "scandal" that supposedly has all the Catoites "outragedm" and which they claim caused them to withdraw their support. The reality is that support never existed. Not a single Cato employee is on record donating to Ron Paul even though they drop thousands of dollars on other candidates. From opensecrets.org

Records: Name/ City/ State/ Zip/ Employer/ Date/ Amount/ Recipient


ABDNOR, LEANNE ALEXANDRIA,VA 22312 CATO 8/1/1996 $200 Thune, John

ABDNOR, LEANNE ALEXANDRIA,VA 22312 CATO INSTITUTE 2/10/1996 $200 Thune, John

BOAZ, DAVID D WASHINGTON,DC 20009 CATO INSTITUTE 10/16/1996 $1,000 Weld, William F

BOAZ, DAVID D ARLINGTON,VA 22201 CATO INSTITUTE/EXECUTIVE 8/15/2005 $750 Term Limits America

BOAZ, DAVID D ARLINGTON,VA 22201 CATO INSTITUTE/EXECUTIVE 8/1/2003 $500 Term Limits America

BOAZ, DAVID D ARLINGTON,VA 22201 CATO INSTITUTE/EXECUTIVE 7/30/2004 $500 Term Limits America

BOAZ, DAVID D ARLINGTON,VA 22201 CATO INSTITUTE/EXECUTIVE 6/20/2002 $500 Term Limits America

BOAZ, DAVID D ARLINGTON,VA 22201 CATO INSTITUTE/EXECUTIVE 7/27/2001 $400 Term Limits America

CRANE, EDWARD FALLS CHURCH,VA 22044 CATO INSTITUTE 5/4/2000 $250 Garrett, Scott

CRANE, EDWARD FALLS CHURCH,VA 22044 CATO INSTITUTE 3/26/1998 $250 Miller, Demaris H

CRANE, EDWARD H FALLS CHURCH,VA 22044 CATO INSTITUTE 2/13/1996 $500 Miller, James C III

CRANE, EDWARD H III FALLS CHURCH,VA 22044 CATO INSTITUTE/PRESIDENT 7/14/2001 $1,750 Term Limits America

CRANE, EDWARD H III FALLS CHURCH,VA 22314 CATO INSTITUTE/PRESIDENT 5/8/2000 $250 Keller, Ric

ELLIS, PEGGY ALEXANDRIA,VA 22305 CATO INSTITUTE 7/29/1997 $250 Value in Electing Women PAC

ELLIS, PEGGY ALEXANDRIA,VA 22305 CATO INSTITUTE 5/5/1998 $250 Value in Electing Women PAC

ELLIS, PEGGY ALEXANDRIA,VA 22305 CATO INSTITUTE 4/26/2000 $250 Value in Electing Women PAC

LAMPO, DAVID ALEXANDRIA,VA 22307 CATO INSTITUTE 11/16/2001 $250 Warner, John W

LAMPO, DAVID C WASHINGTON,DC 20001 CATO INSTITUTE 6/25/1999 $750 Republican National Cmte

LAMPO, DAVID C MR ALEXANDRIA,VA 22307 CATO INSTITUTE/PUBLICATIONS DIRECTO 4/23/2004 $250 Bush, George W

LEVY, ROBERT NAPLES,FL 34108 CATO INSTITUTE/SR. FELLOW CONSTITUT 10/4/2006 $5,000 Club for Growth

MALCOLM, MARY LEE MC LEAN,VA 22101 CATO INSTITUTE 1/31/2003 $2,000 Isakson, Johnny

MOORE, STEPHEN WASHINGTON,DC 20001 CATO 4/1/1999 $250 Political Club for Growth

MOORE, STEPHEN K FALLS CHURCH,VA 22043 CATO INSTITUTE 12/8/1999 $250 Bayh, Evan

NISKANEN, WILLIAM A JR WASHINGTON,DC 20003 CATO INSTITUTE 8/2/1994 $250 Devine, Donald J

NISKANEN, WILLIAM A MR WASHINGTON,DC 20003 CATO INSTITUTE/ECONOMIST 8/8/2000 $1,000 Bush, George W

NISKANEN, WILLIAM JR HON WASHINGTON,DC 20001 CATO INSTITUTE 8/2/1994 $250 Devine, Donald J

NISKANEN, WILLIAM JR HON WASHINGTON,DC 20001 CATO INSTITUTE 10/24/1994 $250 Devine, Donald J

NISKANEN, WILLIAM JR HON WASHINGTON,DC 20001 CATO INSTITUTE 10/24/1994 $250 Devine, Donald J

ZEMON, RAY B OAK PARK,IL 60302 CATO INSTITUTE 8/26/1994 $1,000 Devine, Donald J

ZEMON, RAY B OAK PARK,IL 60302 CATO INSTITUTE 11/4/1994 $500 Devine, Donald J

ZEMON, RAY B OAK PARK,IL 60302 CATO INSTITUTE 11/4/1994 $500 Devine, Donald J

Default Reason doesn't fare any better

So how about all those "libertarians" over at the Reason Foundation? They donate thousands of dollars to political candidates too. You'd think at least a few of them would give to Ron Paul, wouldn't they?

Well, nope.

POOLE ROBERT F LOS ANGELES,CA 90025 REASON FOUNDATION/FOUNDER
10/8/2002 $250 Feeney, Tom

POOLE, ROBERT SHERMAN OAKS,CA 91403 REASON FOUNDATION/EXECUTIVE
4/25/2000 $1,000 Browne, Harry

POOLE, ROBERT SHERMAN OAKS,CA 91403 REASON FOUNDATION 3/2/2000 $500 Campbell, Tom

POOLE, ROBERT SHERMAN OAKS,CA 91403 REASON FOUNDATION 11/7/2000 $500
Campbell, Tom

POOLE, ROBERT SHERMAN OAKS,CA 91403 REASON FOUNDATION 7/19/2000 $500
Howell, Carla

POOLE, ROBERT FORT LAUDERDALE,FL 33317 REASON FOUNDATION 6/30/2003 $500 Pro-Growth Action Team

POOLE, ROBERT LOS ANGELES,CA 90034 REASON FOUNDATION 4/5/1996 $500 Republican Liberty Federal Campaign Fund

POOLE, ROBERT JR LOS ANGELES,CA 9002 REASON FOUNDATION/PRESIDENT 1/31/2002 $250 Patterson, Norwood James Jr

POOLE, ROBERT JR LOS ANGELES,CA 90034 REASON FOUNDATION 9/10/1997 $250 Republican Liberty Federal Campaign Fund

POOLE, ROBERT W LOS ANGELES,CA 90034 REASON FOUNDATION 7/6/2000 $1,000 Libertarian National Cmte

POOLE, ROBERT W LOS ANGELES,CA 90034 REASON FOUNDATION/EXECUTIVE 2/4/2003 $250 Libertarian National Cmte

POOLE, ROBERT W LOS ANGELES,CA 90034 REASON FOUNDATION 4/28/2000 $249 Libertarian National Cmte

POOLE, ROBERT W JR LOS ANGELES,CA 90034 REASON FOUNDATION 7/8/1996 $1,000 Libertarian National Cmte

POOLE, ROBERT W JR SHERMAN OAKS,CA 91403 REASON FOUNDATION 11/22/1995 $500 Smith, Katherine Hatch

POOLE, ROBERT W JR SHERMAN OAKS,CA 91403 REASON FOUNDATION 7/8/1995 $500 Browne, Harry

POOLE, ROBERT W JR SHERMAN OAKS,CA 91403 REASON FOUNDATION 9/11/1998 $250 California Lincoln Clubs

POOLE, ROBERT W JR LOS ANGELES,CA 90034 REASON FOUNDATION 8/6/1998 $250 Libertarian National Cmte

POOLE, ROBERT W JR SHERMAN OAKS,CA 91403 REASON FOUNDATION 4/3/1998 $250 Gray, James

POOLE, ROBERT W JR SHERMAN OAKS,CA 91403 REASON FOUNDATION 12/3/1997 $250 Westmiller, William

SCARLETT, LYNN P CARPINTERIA,CA 93013 REASON FOUNDATION 9/28/1999 $1,000 Bush, George W

TEASLEY, HARRY E JR TAMPA,FL 33611 REASON FOUNDATION 3/22/1996 $500 Mack, Connie

1 comment:

Vedran Vuk said...

Wow. $1,000 dollars to George W. Bush on one of those. That's pretty bad. Good job on the blog