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Thomas R. Saving
Thomas R. Saving is an economics professor and the Director of the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M University. He is also a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, a think tank that receives funding from corporations and right-wing foundations.
In 2000, Saving was appointed by George W. Bush as a Public Trustee of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds. He was named to the President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security in 2001.
Saving serves on the national advisory board of For Our Grandchildren, a group advocating Social Security privatization. For Our Grandchildren is a project of the anti-welfare American Institute for Full Employment and is a member of the business-supported Coalition for the Modernization and Protection of America's Social Security.
In February 2005, the Houston Chronicle reported that Saving joined Progress for America, a well funded right-wing organization with close ties to the White House, to serve as an advisor and spokesman on their campaign to promote Bush's Social Security plan.
- "About Thomas R. Saving," National Center for Policy Analysis website.
- Don Jordan, "A&M professor to advise Social Security reformers", Houston Chronicle, February 24, 2005.