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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
Jun 16th, 2016
Someone from San Clemente, CA signed.
Jun 15th, 2016
Someone from Yakima, WA signed.
Jun 15th, 2016
Someone from South Lyon, MI writes:
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If we can grant banks and make nonbanks banks in order to make them part of the TARP rescue, we can rescue the students who through no fault of their own from predatory default practices where more money is gained in default than in repayment. Furthermore with interest rates being so low, student lows since 2008 should have dropped accordingly to 1% or lower. The first cohort experiencing this decrease would have graduated in 2012 and 4 more cohorts following.
Jun 15th, 2016
Someone from Salem, OR writes:
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Not only young people are having their lives ruined by student loan debt. Check out seniorsandstudentloans.com to read about effects of the terrible laws on older Americans.
Jun 15th, 2016
Someone from Pahrump, NV signed.
Jun 15th, 2016
Someone from Rancho Cordova, CA writes:
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Pass this for the economic improvement of the Nation, not just former students.
Jun 15th, 2016
Someone from Upland, CA signed.
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Someone from Machias, ME signed.
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Someone from Morgantown, WV signed.
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Someone from Cleveland, OH signed.
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Someone from Montclair, NJ signed.
Jun 14th, 2016
Someone from Murrells Inlet, SC writes:
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This is long overdue. There are so many thing wrong about the way student loan debt is curre handled including the skyrocketing price of college tuition. Please do the responsible thing , and restore the protection to this sometimes crippling debt. Stop the abuse and corruption by servicers. nring back the checks and balances to the out of control system.
Jun 14th, 2016
Someone from Lakeside Marblehead, OH writes:
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Please sponsor this bill. We cannot contribute to our U.S. economy. This means no new cars, no credit, no housing purchases, nothing. Sadly, it is our very own government that put us here. We need consumer protection restored to all student loan holders. Thank you, Lorrie Hedges
Jun 14th, 2016
Someone from Florence, MA signed.
Jun 14th, 2016
Someone from Pell City, AL signed.
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Someone from Port Townsend, WA signed.
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Someone from Melbourne, FL signed.
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Someone from Sonoma, CA signed.
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Someone from New York, NY signed.
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Someone from Big Cabin, OK signed.
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Gum Spring, VA signed.
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Someone from Chesapeake, VA signed.
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Westville, IN signed.
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Las Vegas, NV writes:
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The student loan debt I am in makes it impossible for me to buy a home. I also makes it impossible for me to things for myself. I am a caregiver for my 64 year old dad and 400 of my income goes to support him. Since it is not more than 50% of my income, I can't claim him. Yet they keep telling me I can give them 64a month for loans....yeah right~
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Placerville, CA writes:
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Student loans without standard consumer protections including bankruptcy are institutionalized slavery.
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Coburn, PA writes:
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So many people I know are staggering under the burden of their student loans. These debts are impossible to pay off unless you landed a GREAT JOB. Not too many of those around any more.
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Sedalia, MO signed.
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Saint Petersburg, FL signed.
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Someone from Schenectady, NY signed.
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Someone from Auburn, CA signed.
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Someone from Port Saint Lucie, FL signed.
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Someone from Ketchum, ID signed.
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Someone from Indianapolis, IN signed.
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Bellingham, WA signed.
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Alameda, CA signed.
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Jacksonville, FL writes:
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I have paid on this loan for 30 years and it never seemed to get lower. I was sick last year and got a little relief with a forbearance. I will die before paid off
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Kansas City, MO writes:
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Fairly sure it's illegal to single out one group of people to be denied debt relief when all others are given the same relief. The student loan debt game has become a criminal operation.
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Raleigh, NC signed.
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Pittsburgh, PA signed.
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Someone from Albuquerque, NM signed.
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