Tougher Bankruptcy Laws

American VoicesPolitics ISSUE 41•11 Mar 16, 2005

Last week, the Senate made moves toward approving pro-business legislation that will make it harder for individuals to file for bankruptcy. What do you think?

  • “This is a victory for good, hard-working, God-fearing credit-card companies everywhere. Dry your eyes, Citibank, help is on the way!”

    Kim Emerson –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Well, there goes my foolproof get-bankrupt-quick scheme.”

    Javier Burris –
    Cashier

  • “I guess my only hope for ever getting out of debt is declaring myself a business. Hey everyone! Shares in DougCo are trading at an all-time low.”

    Doug Schaulsberg –
    Ranger

  • “Look! I caught another middle-class guy! Here, hold his arms behind his back while I gut-punch him!" ”

    Arnold Kaufman –
    Lawyer

  • “Ever since reading Charles Dickens as a child, I've felt that debtors' prisons had a romantic feel about them. Let's bring those back.”

    Christian Irwin –
    CEO

  • “If this doesn't teach Americans not to have medical emergencies or get laid off, I don't know what will.”

    Stacy Goff –
    Environmentalist