There’s a special section of Josh Marshall’s "Talking Points Memo" devoted entirely to the rotten bankruptcy "reform" bill currently pending in Congress (see our earlier post on this topic here). Like I said earlier, bankruptcy law is a distinctly unsexy topic, but the reality is that any family at any time can unexpectedly face a financial crisis. As with social security, the details can be mind-numbing. But also as with social security, this is a topic that is just as likely (if not moreso) to affect you and yours as terrorism, Iraq, abortion, affirmative action, and other headline-grabbers. It’s worth taking the time to educate yourself about this, and to take appropriate action (i.e., getting in touch with your representatives in Congress).
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