Tim Penny was a Democratic Congress representative for Minnesota from 1982 to 1994. 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. 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. He has been a Senior Fellow at the Humphrey Institute and National Advisory Board Chairman of For Our Grandchildren, a nonprofit organization that advocates social security "reform." 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.
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