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February 3, 2015
Someone from Los Angeles, CA signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from San Jose, CA signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Wilkesboro, NC writes:
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This is absolutely necessary and essential to save the economy.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Westville, IN signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Deerbrook, WI signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Fremont, NH signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Washington, DC signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Ann Arbor, MI signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Newbury, MA writes:
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The student lending system as well as the resulting skyrocketing costs of higher education is a national disgrace. BOTH democrats AND Republicans bear the full brunt of the responsibility and refuse to account for it. Sponsor and pass this bill for one simple reason. It's the right thing to do.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Denton, TX signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Utica, MI signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Baltimore, MD writes:
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Nothing has prevented me from the start of an adult life more than the student loan debt accrued in my pursuit of a higher education and better job prospects. The predatory behaviors of the loan holders are an incredible barrier to me moving forward with goals and dreams to contribute to this society. Please, restore bankruptcy protection for everyone first generation college student and for everyone that puts their heart and soul into following the path of learning.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Lewisville, TX signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Chattanooga, TN writes:
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Enslaving People is not the answer to anything that ails us, and in the end we will all pay for such rampant stupidity!
February 3, 2015
Someone from Sturbridge, MA writes:
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I have submitted a letter, explaining in great detail, the history of my/our student/Parent Plus loans to: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, AES, MOHELA, U.S. Department of Higher Ed Ombudsman's Office, various U.S. Senators and Reps, a collection agency and an attorney general's office. The response--or rather lack of--is slow, wrought with red tape-type hurdles. The concern, outrage or action--on the part of anyone in Washington--is missing entirely. I would like to know WHO is paying WHO off and why? WHY is nothing being done to alleviate the crippling and frustrating stress we are experiencing due to the THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS and TENS of THOUSANDS of dollars in student loan interest/fees/penalties/various "costs"? Please ask Republican Congressmen, especially, this question. And don't quit! I wish I could help you more--financially--but I am strapped as it is. It's sucks, being powerless.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Portland, ME signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Marshfield, MA signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Port Saint Lucie, FL signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Aubrey, TX signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Lexington, KY writes:
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Funny how Donald Trump, the Koch brothers, or any other corporate barons can discharge billions of dollars of debt at will, but a student just starting their career can't? A small business owner can't succeed due to student loan payments but tycoons get a free ride? That makes no sense. The finance companies made a bet - they bet that if they gave loans that living wage jobs would be there for the graduates. They aren't. They lost that bet. In a real free market, that would mean they go out of business. Stop interfering with the free market. This is supposed to be a nation of one law for everybody, not one law for rich guys and another law for poor people. Student loans should be dischargeable in bankruptcy the same as every other type of debt. There is nothing different about it. It a capitalistic economy, companies that make bad bets and prey on kids with no job prospects deserve to go out of business. That's the way the market works.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Tupelo, MS signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Nashville, TN signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Pimento, IN writes:
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Preditory practices abound we need fair and legal recourse to apply to our situations. Everyone in the financial enities is making money off the backs of our children preditory lending practices need to stop!! It's Americas future in the balance.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Reno, NV signed.
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Someone from Bayonne, NJ signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Rutland, VT signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Akron, OH writes:
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All other federal loan programs have consumer protections; it is unconscionable that student loans do not. The lack of consumer protections has been a boon to universities and student loan servicing companies, but created generations of indentured servants. Our consumer economy cannot flourish if so-called disposable income is relegated to compound interest.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Oregon City, OR signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Parker, CO signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Marietta, GA signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Carmel, IN signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Auburn, NY signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Woodbridge, VA signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Syosset, NY signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Reno, NV signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Colleyville, TX signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Tujunga, CA writes:
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Return all consumer protection to student loans. When loans were dischargable, there were very Few bankruptcies. Look it up. This is to stop prefatory lending. Thank you.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Locust Grove, VA signed.
February 3, 2015
Someone from Tacoma, WA writes:
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I'd rather students be productive members of society in a job that grows his/her career choice vs a job taken merely to keep the lending officers at bay...even if it takes a tax-payer investment as a public good.
February 3, 2015
Someone from East Grand Forks, MN signed.