How should Congress reform bankruptcy law (if at all)?
- This week the Senate will again consider the same legislation that banks and credit card company campaign contributors have been pushing for 6 years. Some contend the increasing numbers of bankruptcy filings are the fault of "deadbeat" consumers. Critics say skyrocketing medical bills and predatory lending practices are forcing hard-working families into endless debt.
A number of amendments have been proposed, to exempt those suffering from medical hardship or extended military deployment from the restrictive means tests in the revived bill, to include provisions to hold corporate insiders accountable who steal from retirement pensions, and to raise the minimum wage so that all can have a living wage. Where do you stand on these questions?
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