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Petitioning The White House US Government

US Government: Give Americans the ability to discharge student loans in Ch 7 bankruptcy

Thousands of American citizens need to be able to discharge student loans in Chapter 7 bankruptcy - no exceptions, no fine print, no ifs, ands, or buts. Income-based repayment plans are touted as a panacea, but hardly anyone qualifies for them (your loans are too old, you consolidated your loans, name an excuse, any excuse). Loan forgiveness options are so limited that, again, hardly anyone qualifies for them.
Elizabeth Warren's proposal will only help people who are just starting college now. Those of us who need help the most - the ones who have been unemployed for 10 years and can only watch helplessly as interest accrues - don't qualify for the lower rate.
Is bankruptcy a radical option? Sure. But it's one a lot of us need.

Letter to
The White House US Government
Give Americans the ability to discharge student loans in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Too many citizens are being crushed by unemployment, high interest rates and no hope of ever repaying any of it because of government policies.