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Requesting Cosponsors To Discharge Student Debt through Bankruptcy: H.R.449 - 114th Congress (2015-2016)

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Dear Members of Congress,

Bankruptcy protections should never have been removed from any student loans in this nation. In general, we believe it is very clear at this point that removing bankruptcy protections from both private and federal student loans has led to predatory lending behavior, has enabled unchecked inflation in the cost of college, has led to intolerably poor oversight in the case of federal loans, and caused a plethora of other negative consequences that have far outweighed any short term financial benefits to the lending side of the system. The harm this has done to the citizenry has been incalculable. Therefore, we believe that bankruptcy protections must be returned to all student loans as quickly as possible. The current legislation is an important start, however, and so we look forward to its quick passage.

Please cosponser H.R. 449 to help generations of Americans struggling with the financial burden of student loan debt.

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Public Comments
Aug 25th, 2016
Someone from Springfield, MO signed.
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Aug 16th, 2016
Someone from Skokie, IL writes:
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Consumer protections and bankruptcy should be restored to....at the very LEAST....private student loans. Unscrupulous and immoral lending practices....the lender/banks get Brinks trucks deliveries everyday while they force the borrower to live in the woods. Can't afford FULL payment? Oh well, they'll see in you court. They won't and don't tell you that they won't work with you if you can't find a job, or are underemployed, and oh yeah.....NO DISCHARGE WHATSOEVER. Basically, the borrower has NO rights. Zero. They will sit on you for the rest of your life trying to collect all the while they get money daily from the feds. Don't forget about that compounding interest, which makes the balance just numbers printed on paper at some point! They will garnish wages, or freeze your bank account. Bye bye the hopes of ever owning a home, marriage, car, you name it. Something needs to be done!
Aug 14th, 2016
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Someone from Morgan Hill, CA signed.
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Someone from San Andreas, CA signed.
Aug 11th, 2016
Someone from Oakland, CA writes:
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This bill will relieve desparate citizens of life-long debtors prison and enable those who have been in debt for mant years to a "fresh start," as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
Aug 11th, 2016
Someone from Carrollton, TX signed.
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Someone from Sunnyvale, CA signed.
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Someone from Morton Grove, IL signed.
Aug 10th, 2016
Someone from Clarksville, IN writes:
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Bankruptcy protection is a necessity if we are going to continue to allow Infilaw schools to operate in this country. Borrowing for a degree from Florida Coastal School of Law has ruined my life. Nearly half of my classmates are living in the same state of permanent helplessness. Please help us.
Aug 8th, 2016
Someone from Riverside, CA signed.
Aug 8th, 2016
Someone from Brooklyn, NY writes:
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remove the interest, cap the amount from growing forever...
Aug 8th, 2016
Someone from Tempe, AZ signed.
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Someone from Mount Vernon, IL signed.
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Someone from Glenmoore, PA signed.
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Someone from Augusta, ME signed.
Aug 8th, 2016
Someone from Agawam, MA writes:
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These loans are predatory and as such no way retire able. They rob us of a life, the ability to contribute meaningfully to the economy and make us poor citizens with no relief. Never knew or conceive that obtaining attending higher education and obtaining a degree would be a terminal debt sentence.
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