Tim Penny

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Tim Penny was a Democratic Congress representative for Minnesota from 1982 to 1994.[1] He is a vice chairman of the board of directors of the Concord Coalition, a group that specializes in taking the fiscal austerity message outside the beltway with costly tours and town hall meetings, in 2013.[2] Penny has known ties to controversial Wall Street billionaire Peter Peterson (a co-founder of the Concord Coalition, who uses his wealth to underwrite a diversity of organizations and PR campaigns to generate public support for slashing Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, citing concerns over "unsustainable" federal budget deficits.[3] He has been a Senior Fellow at the Humphrey Institute[4] and National Advisory Board Chairman of For Our Grandchildren, a nonprofit organization that advocates social security "reform."[5] The group is a project of the American Institute for Full Employment, a nonprofit organization that since 1994 has been promoting welfare reform programs, worked on unemployment insurance and social security.[6]

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  1. University of Minnesota, Minnesota U.S. House Elections, 1857-2008, public university academic resource, accessed February 2013.
  2. Concord Coalition, Board of Directors, organizational website, accessed February 2013.
  3. Public Accountability Initiative, "Peter G Peterson Interlocks: People in Common Orgs" LittleSis database, accessed January 17, 2012.
  4. University of Minnesota, Faculty, Humphrey Institute website, accessed October 26, 2009.
  5. Social Security Reform Proposals, C-SPAN, archived event video, June 7, 2005.
  6. American Institute for Full Employment, American Institute for Full Employment, organizational website, accessed February 2013.
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