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Fri Oct 2, 2015, 01:13 PM

Just got an e-mail from AFL-CIO

to sign a petition to stop the garnishment of Social Security checks to pay for their student debt. I'm pretty sure that $750 and under is untouchable but SS should be totally untouchable.

The e-mail from the Secretary-Treasurer says that Obama and Duncan can stop this with a moratorium and/or administrative actions, no legislation needed.

Called their office and am hoping to get specifics back but if anyone is aware of this, please share.

Also called Bernie's campaign office to see if he would push this for our seniors.

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Reply Just got an e-mail from AFL-CIO (Original post)
aspirant Oct 2015 OP
merrily Oct 2015 #1
aspirant Oct 2015 #3
merrily Oct 2015 #4
PoliticAverse Oct 2015 #2
aspirant Oct 2015 #5
Enthusiast Oct 2015 #6

Response to aspirant (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2015, 01:24 PM

1. Then, the AFL-CIO should endorse Bernie, no?

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Response to merrily (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 2, 2015, 01:35 PM

3. I think South Carolina AFL-CIO did

but protection of our seniors is vital

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Response to aspirant (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 2, 2015, 01:42 PM

4. I don't know how I missed this:

Sat Jun 13, 2015 at 02:34 PM PDT
South Carolina AFLCIO Calls On Labor To Endorse Bernie Sanders


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/13/1393069/-South-Carolina-AFLCIO-Calls-On-Labor-To-Endorse-Bernie-Sanders

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Response to aspirant (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2015, 01:29 PM

2. This is part of the "Treasury Offset Program". Note that...

The government cannot take any amount that would leave you with benefits less than $9,000 per year or $750 per month. And, it cannot take more than 15% of your total benefit.

(From: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/default-student-loan-29859.html )

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 2, 2015, 01:45 PM

5. Thanks, $750 was the right number.

This petition is for installing a 0% taking of your SS total benefits and IMO is the right thing to do.

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Response to aspirant (Original post)

Fri Oct 2, 2015, 02:13 PM

6. Kicked and recommended!

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