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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.

Signed,
Public Comments
Aug 7th, 2016
Someone from Saint Peter, MN signed.
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Someone from Copperas Cove, TX signed.
Aug 7th, 2016
Someone from Las Vegas, NV signed.
Aug 7th, 2016
Someone from Stayton, OR signed.
Aug 6th, 2016
Someone from Salem, OR writes:
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It is wrong to force people to pay on these loans who can't afford it and whose situations are not likely to change. See seniorsandstudentloans.com for more information.
Aug 5th, 2016
Someone from San Ramon, CA signed.
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Someone from Hartland, WI signed.
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Someone from Fife Lake, MI signed.
Aug 4th, 2016
Someone from San Antonio, TX writes:
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There are millions of us... and we VOTE!!
Aug 4th, 2016
Someone from North Las Vegas, NV signed.
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Someone from Quincy, MA signed.
Aug 4th, 2016
Someone from Lakeland, FL writes:
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If you all don't pass this law (and similar ones), we will seek to strike the current law as unconstitutional. OBSERVE: http://gordonwatts.com/FannyDeregulation/Tetzlaff-case/DOCKET-15-485_Tetzlaff-v-ECMC.html http://gordonWAYNEwatts.com/FannyDeregulation/Tetzlaff-case/DOCKET-15-485_Tetzlaff-v-ECMC.html Oh, and 1 other thing: The news media is keeping a CLOSE WATCH on you: http://signon.org/sign/support-the-student-loan (The "million person" petition!) http://www.TheLedger.com/article/20160804/COLUMNISTS03/160809884/1382/edit?p=all&tc=pgall https://GetOutOfDebt.org/98813/mark-tetzlaff-case-supreme-court-maybe-not http://gordonwatts.com/TheLedger-OnlineTEXT-version-WATTS-GuestColumn-Thr04Aug2016.html http://GordonWayneWatts.com/TheLedger-OnlineTEXT-version-WATTS-GuestColumn-Thr04Aug2016.pdf https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=-mgY5eoiXg0 (Coast to Coast AM call - annotated YouTube vid) https://www.Facebook.com/GordonWayneWatts/videos/vb.1380495131/10207394933536459 (Coast to Coast AM - Facebook annotated video) https://Twitter.com/Gordon_W_Watts/status/757692511968174080 (Tweet re C2C-AM) http://www.tbo.com/list/news-opinion-letters/beware-the-debt-trap-62424 http://www.theledger.com/article/20110603/EDIT02/110609824/1037/edit02?Title=Allowing-Student-Loans-Increases-the-Cost-of-Education-at-All-Levels- http://gordonwaynewatts.com/FannyDeregulation/TampaTrib10-18-2009.jpg http://gordonwatts.com/FannyDeregulation/TampaTrib10-18-2009.jpg http://gordonwatts.com/FannyDeregulation/LetterLedgerFri03June2011.jpg http://gordonwaynewatts.com/FannyDeregulation/LetterLedgerFri03June2011.jpg http://gordonwatts.com/GordonWayneWatts-column-cache-GetOutOfDebtGuy.pdf http://gordonwaynewatts.com/GordonWayneWatts-column-cache-GetOutOfDebtGuy.pdf http://gordonwatts.com/BraveRepublicanBreaksRanksWithGOP-HigheEd.html http://gordonWAYNEwatts.com/BraveRepublicanBreaksRanksWithGOP-HigheEd.html http://gordonwatts.com/Higher-Ed-Tuition-Costs.html http://gordonWAYNEwatts.com/Higher-Ed-Tuition-Costs.html http://ThirstForJustice.net/Higher-Ed-Tuition-Costs.html http://Gordon_Watts.Tripod.com/Higher-Ed-Tuition-Costs.html Shout out and thank you to Alan M. Collinge for educating me on the finer details of this problem. (And, thank you for using http://StudentLoanJustice.org and your various other Facebook, Twitter, and Petition media to hold our leaders accountable at http://www.Forbes.com/sites/peterjreilly/2012/03/19/why-college-prices-keep-rising and other links.) Gordon Wayne Watts LAKELAND, Fla., USA (between Tampa & Orlando)///
Aug 4th, 2016
Someone from Phoenix, AZ signed.
Aug 4th, 2016
Someone from Pittsburgh, PA signed.
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Someone from Hartland, WI signed.
Aug 4th, 2016
Someone from Atlanta, GA signed.
Aug 4th, 2016
Someone from Jacksonville, FL signed.
Aug 4th, 2016
Someone from Augusta, GA signed.
Aug 4th, 2016
Someone from Agawam, MA writes:
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All student loans are predatory because no simple man could ever conceive the lifetime of severe economic indebtedness and hardship due to the interest rates, how they are calculated and fees. There is LITTLE significant relief in any of President Obamas programs for the average American with student loans with TERMINAL debt sentences. This is choking and stifling the American economy. Protect the citizens in this regard as you protected the banks in the mortgage crisis. Please act now!
Aug 4th, 2016
Someone from Nanticoke, PA signed.
Aug 4th, 2016
Someone from San Diego, CA writes:
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Bring bankruptcy protection back to school loans. It's outrageous that these protections were ever removed.
Aug 4th, 2016
Someone from Albuquerque, NM signed.
Aug 3rd, 2016
Someone from Oviedo, FL signed.
Aug 3rd, 2016
Someone from Los Angeles, CA writes:
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It's outrageous, unconscionable, and un-American that bankruptcy protection does not exist for student loans. It does for practically everything else!
Aug 3rd, 2016
Someone from Sylva, NC signed.
Aug 3rd, 2016
Someone from Fairfax, VA signed.
Aug 3rd, 2016
Someone from Cape Coral, FL writes:
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No shame in a bankruptcy. Think of a bankruptcy as firing the banks. They disservice us, we can disservice them.
Aug 3rd, 2016
Someone from Lakewood, WA signed.
Aug 3rd, 2016
Someone from Belgrade, MT signed.
Aug 3rd, 2016
Someone from Baldwinsville, NY signed.
Aug 3rd, 2016
Someone from Marcellus, NY writes:
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Equal Justice Under The Law ? How are students not entitled to equal justice under the law ?
Aug 3rd, 2016
Someone from Geneva, IL writes:
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Stop predatory lending!
Aug 3rd, 2016
Someone from Escondido, CA signed.
Aug 3rd, 2016
Someone from Dekalb, IL writes:
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student loans are preventing me from getting a home I am on income based repayments and my loans are continuing to go up from interest I graduated I'm 2011 with 60,000 now after paying and interest in 2016 in over 90,000...My ajusted gross income last year was 43,000... so how am I supposed to pay them back? Please help!
Aug 3rd, 2016
Someone from Vista, CA writes:
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No matter what, I will never ever be able to pay my debts. My student loan debt IBR payment ends up being a quarter of my monthly take-home because the loan company calculate each of 10 individual loans separately and then add up the hundreds of dollars together. The student loan industry is a sham! I would gladly give back my degree in exchange for not having this over my head. Please help me!
Aug 3rd, 2016
Someone from Cedar City, UT signed.
Aug 3rd, 2016
Someone from Broomall, PA writes:
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I want the University to dismiss the interest on a $2500 that was not (unbeknownst to me) included in my consolidation when I specifically asked if it would be when I consolidated my loans, it was not. Now, I am unemployed this little loan has ballooned to over 10K and I have no access to my transcripts to prove I went to college and obtained my degree. This loan is in addition to the 20K I still owe on my consolidation, which is now in forbearance because I am unemployed.
Aug 3rd, 2016
Someone from Yorktown, VA signed.
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Someone from Indianapolis, IN signed.
Aug 3rd, 2016
Someone from Mount Vernon, IL writes:
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Time to fix this and let us have a life