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Petition to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, United States Supreme Court, Department of Education, U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell

Sign Executive Order to PERMANENTLY Abolish All Interest Rates on Student Loans

Student loan debt is a growing problem in our country, and it is only getting worse over time. There are various ways that we can combat this issue, however, there is one major aspect of student loans that never gets addressed... the concept of interest rates on these loans. People simply don't talk about it. Graduates (old and new) don't want a handout. We don't want "free this, free that". We work hard for everything we acquire in life. But it just isn't good enough, as 44.7 million Americans are stuck in a rat race and getting trapped in the never-ending cycle of paying on accruing interest.  I am proposing two simple, yet revolutionary ideas that could greatly combat this growing problem without impacting U.S. taxpayers.  1.) Cancel all interest balances and abolish interest rates on all federally backed student loans. Then, negotiate with all private financial institutions to drastically lower interest rates on student loans not backed federally (1% or lower). OR... 2.) Allocate all student loan payments towards the 'principal balance'. There is no reason why Americans should be paying towards the 'outstanding interest balance' first, rather than impacting the principal balance and causing the overall interest to decrease. It is an extortion racket that is draining more money out of hard working Americans. It is not ethically sound.  Sign this petition and get the attention of the Executive branch. Urge POTUS to sign an executive order implementing one of these two ideas. IT IS TIME TO CREATE STUDENT LOAN REFORMATION THE RIGHT WAY!

Sam H.
17,659 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Wisconsin State Senate, Nancy Pelosi, Tammy Baldwin, Robin Vos, Scott L. Fitzgerald, Ron Johnson, Tony Evers, Mark Miller

Demand equal rights for SSDI recipients when it comes to collecting PUA.

Many people collecting Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) are still able to work in some capacity. Although they might not be able to work full time, they are still working to pay their bills and be productive citizens. It is their right, under the constitution, to be able to collect money on a federally funded program such as Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). People with disabilities who work and earn money are also paying taxes. Currently they are being denied unemployment compensation on the basis of collecting SSDI. In order to qualify for SSDI, an individual needs medical documentation from a doctor agreeing that the individual is in fact disabled. This means that ultimately denying individuals on the basis of collecting SSDI is simply denying them because they're disabled. This is considered discrimination. According to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), "The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, government programs and services, and privately owned places of accommodation." Additionally, the SSA (Social Security Administration) encourages SSDI beneficiaries to work. SSDI income is only mean to supplement income. A monthly payment is barely enough to cover rent payments, let alone food, medications, medical equipment etc. Please consider signing this petition to put a stop to the discrimination that is being imposed on people with disabilities.

Leah Van Den Langenberg
24 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House of Representatives, Steven Mnuchin

Solve Unemployment with The American Dream Act

          We need to solve our economic breakdown, save millions of Americans on Unemployment, and give incentive to go back to work. Yet, entire industry sectors are crumbling daily. We, the people need new opportunities to save our country! We deserve a chance not only to survive, but to thrive! We need our shot at the American Dream, now is the time!      I’m sure, like me, many of the recently unemployed have had much time at home to think about what you really want out of this life. We have had plenty of time to think about how we could contribute with our talents, and how we can take care of our families. I know I did, and I kept wishing I had the chance to use my natural talent to help heal people through healing art. I have a great vision, and I’ll bet many of the unemployed have thier own dreams they would love to have a chance to see to fruition.      Not everyone has had the financial opportunities to do what they love. Our Politicians cannot agree on what to do. Some want to give incentives to go back to work, and some are just worried about helping us survive. The one thing they should agree on, is that they don’t want to be part of the administration that destroyed America’s economy and future. We are running out of time,!on this issue, the implications of the ripple effect seem to be completely devistating to our economy.      This does not need to be divisive, they are both right. This is a chance to not only solve problem, but help Americans create new opportunities for each other. It is well known that if you do what you love, it’s not really work. People should have the option to choose a lump sum business grant to start a new business( regardless of credit! Equal opportunity, finally! ), or get paid weekly as usual til benefit exhausted for individual.           Make it a risk, to weed out people who are not serious, by making recipients of this grant ineligible for unemployment for benefit time period, at least. Also extend the same grant opportunity to small businesses trying to get EIDL grants, and loans.      This can be done, we have the best Capitalists running the show. Think thriving not surviving, these guys should be pumped to be a leader that gave Americans a chance to live the true American Dream, and show the world why this is the best place to live.       Create new opportunities, by co-creating with citizens. Please try this, instead of giving so much money to corporations that are failing and doing massive layoffs. Give funding to SBA, The Department of Labor, etc. to add more consultants for helping people receiving these Grants. And let’s make sure that these are grants, and not loans that need to be paid back. To our Leaders:      A lot of legislation has been passed that helps the politicians own personal business interests. This is fine, because we applaud your personal growth endeavors. Please applaud our endeavors, and give us a chance to start our American Made businesses, that we can be passionate about, and keep jobs here. That is real incentive!       This is a chance for our government and our people to take a crisis and transform our country back into innovation and really thrive again. Let’s build our communities back up, and finally live the American Dream. 

Tina Wall
60 supporters