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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 13th, 2016
Someone from Fairfax, VA signed.
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Nanticoke, PA writes:
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I owe $98,000 and my pay is being gar I shed. I can hardy afford to live anymore.'I am pretty sure I'll be in debt until I die. It would be nice to have money to be able to enjoy my life. Now I'm just depressed and hate waking up. I hate going to work knowing 1/2 my money is being taken. Wish I never went to school
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Portland, OR signed.
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Brooklyn, NY writes:
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Pleas restore common sense consumer protections to student loans !
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Moraga, CA signed.
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Manassas, VA signed.
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Sturbridge, MA writes:
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And God help we "Parent Plus Loan" people who were misled--indeed, coerced..."guilted" into--into signing the usury loans we took out for our children. All we wanted to do was the right thing; give our children a leg-up in the world. Why are we being punished so badly for that?
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Cincinnati, OH signed.
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Marcellus, NY writes:
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And stop the garnishments. Stop the out of control predatory and oppressive apparatus that is exploding original principal balances to TWO, THREE and FOUR TIMES the original amount. People are taking their own lives, some others are fleeing the country, some others are living in cars, tents and basements. These are Americans who borrowed their own funds in the sense that their parents taxes paid for their children's education loans. Restore all standard borrower protections to all education loans.
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Mount Vernon, OH signed.
Jun 12th, 2016
Someone from Miami, FL signed.
Jun 12th, 2016
Someone from Miami, FL signed.
Jun 12th, 2016
Someone from Miami, FL signed.
Jun 12th, 2016
Someone from Miami, FL signed.
Jun 12th, 2016
Someone from Miami, FL signed.
Jun 12th, 2016
Someone from Miami, FL signed.
Jun 10th, 2016
Someone from Henrico, VA signed.
Jun 9th, 2016
Someone from Indianola, IA writes:
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We need to do something interest and penalties is total bullsh*t, ever since the department was implemented in 1978 not only loans skyrocketed, bankruptcy has because ppl can't pay other bills because of the government dept. Of Ed. Time to shutdown dpt of ed and allow bankruptcy.
Jun 9th, 2016
Someone from Philadelphia, PA signed.
Jun 9th, 2016
Someone from Albuquerque, NM signed.
Jun 9th, 2016
Someone from Wappapello, MO signed.
Jun 9th, 2016
Someone from Irvine, CA signed.
Jun 8th, 2016
Someone from Kannapolis, NC writes:
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I'm 54. This loan at 8% will follow me to my grave. No garnishments and let us discharge this horrible burden in bankruptcy like Donald Trump was allowed to. 4 times no less. This discgrace should not continue to ruin millions of lives.
Jun 8th, 2016
Someone from Loudonville, OH signed.
Jun 8th, 2016
Someone from Port Saint Lucie, FL signed.
Jun 8th, 2016
Someone from Palmer, AK writes:
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H.R. 449 Our leaders believing in us!!! Add a clause about the few state student loan commissions failing to meet federal forgiveness, foberance or deferment options. Add a clause about reduction of interest rates permittable for student loans. And a clause limiting administrative staff from signing garnishement orders. Solve this crisis, you have work to do; we believe in you too.
Jun 8th, 2016
Someone from Los Angeles, CA signed.
Jun 8th, 2016
Someone from Martinsburg, WV signed.
Jun 8th, 2016
Someone from Loudonville, OH writes:
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Immoral to have these young people strapped and drowning in debt. Credit card debit is protected by the bankruptcy protection but student loans are not. These young people go to college to better themselves and leave college to no jobs or jobs that under pay. It's not like they are out charging up their debt for a good time like those with credit card debt that is then wiped clean with bankruptcy. Bring back the bankruptcy protection for student loans and give these young adults a chance at life and help make America a land of opportunity again.
Jun 8th, 2016
Someone from Loudonville, OH writes:
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Immoral to have these young people strapped and drowning in debt. Credit card debit is protected by the bankruptcy protection but student loans are not. These young people go to college to better themselves and leave college to no jobs or jobs that under pay. It's not like they are out charging up their debt for a good time like those with credit card debt that is then wiped clean with bankruptcy. Bring back the bankruptcy protection for student loans and give these young adults a chance at life and help make America a land of opportunity again.
Jun 8th, 2016
Someone from Fairfax, VA signed.
Jun 8th, 2016
Someone from Rutland, VT signed.
Jun 8th, 2016
Someone from Austin, TX writes:
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The debt obtained from schools like the art Institute are a large part of what's caused our economic decline. Allowing these students some forgiveness and relief would help them as individuals, and us as a country.
Jun 8th, 2016
Someone from Norcross, GA writes:
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Student debt without bankruptcy protections is a new form of peonage. It's disgraceful there are people out there who cannot get ahead outside of a college education -- mainly because schools have become a bureaucratized institution without viable options such as vocational training -- and are forced to take on debt to get a job outside of minimum wage. In addition, we have power players in the system, particularly for-profit schools, who rape the system of federal taxpayer dollars to enrich themselves, leaving students without job prospects, skills and training, and debt that cannot be repaid. This particular situation leaves many destitute. Bankruptcy protections would put consumer protections back into place, thus regulating interest rates and ending reckless lending by student loan lenders and banks. We would also see lenders actually vet schools and their programs against the metrics of performance.
Jun 8th, 2016
Someone from Bowling Green, OH signed.
Jun 8th, 2016
Someone from Chicago, IL signed.
Jun 7th, 2016
Someone from Saint Peter, MN signed.
Jun 7th, 2016
Someone from Camarillo, CA signed.
Jun 7th, 2016
Someone from Murrells Inlet, SC writes:
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Stop the illegal, immoral actions surrounding student loan debt. Non discharge able debt available to everyone leads to elevated tuition rates, corrupt servicing, and debilitating effects on those who have founds themselves in dire circumstances. It is wrong on all level, and we see through it. Stop the greed. Behave with integrity.
Jun 7th, 2016
Someone from Sylva, NC signed.
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