Taxpayers that make $75,000 and over are not allowed to deduct student loan interest payments. This $75,000 range affects the middle class. Deleting the phaseout amount will help our economy; and allow students to payoff loans faster.
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    Created by ELAINE SEEGERS
  • Let Georgia Residents Install Solar Panels: Overturn HOA bans
    Georgians have a right to choose their energy source, including solar. But many Georgia homeowners associations ban or heavily restrict the installation of solar panels. At a time when energy prices are increasing sharply and fossil fuel use is increasing the emissions of greenhouse gases and pollution, the bans and heavy restrictions on solar panels should be overturned by state legislation once and for all, matching progress in many neighboring states. Please feel free to forward this to others! Thank you.
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    Created by David Dobs, PE
  • Reinstate Bankruptcy Protection on Private Student Loans
    Student loans are well known by Americans as an excellent way to provide for those who would otherwise not be able to afford college. In 2008, the banking industry petitioned to remove all basic consumer protections for these private loans, and won. Student loans have since surpassed the National Credit Card Debt, and this occurred due to of the lack of basic consumer protections. The ability to apply for bankruptcy if there is a need is a basic right all other forms of loans currently possess. We are calling our Senate and House representatives to reinstate the basic protections on Private Student Loans that have been overlooked for much too long.
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    Created by Elizabeth Hamilton
  • reinstate my original birth certificate over turn my adoption.
    I want the state of Ohio to overturn my adoption and reinstate my birth rights. I am an adopted person and have located my birth family in 2004 43 yrs later. I was molested as a child in the care of my foster family along with a sister. My foster sister molested also for over 10 years. I was molested for about 7 yrs. At 16 I was adopted by my foster family. I joined the army never went back for 23 yrs. Till "dad" got sick. Was told never to return or do or say anything. My birth name I had restored in Oct 2010. Been fighting with Toledo Lucas county Ohio, sense restore my birth,thus far they have redused. I am now 53 and fill I have the right to be who I was born. If the court,children services can falsify an adoption birth certificate,I so not see why they can not reissue my original birth certificate. I know it is just a piece of paper, but is who I was born. My God given name. I will never give up! I want to be who o was born. Thank-you all!
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    Created by Michael De. Hibbard
  • Undo Corporate Advantage
    Corporations were recently awarded person-hood, but one major difference between man and them is that they seldom die, giving them great institutional advantage over each generation that comes along. They outlast any foes and are able to monopolize on any weaknesses. They need to end just like humans do.
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    Created by Dennis Lane
  • Modernize America's Public Education System
    Our nation's public school funding, structure, and methods are stuck in 19th Century economics. If we are to compete economically as a nation, we must convert to a science-focused system and curriculum NOW. This is eloquently elaborated by Dr. Michio Kaku in a 4 minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xke_ddc2C8s
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    Created by Dr. William M. Smith, Jr.
  • Basic Knowledge Prerequisite
    This petition will force legislators and lawmakers to know what the basic civil rights of each individual are. This is a good idea because it will eliminate ignorant or uneducated candidates from the election process, leaving voters with intelligent and ethical politicians.
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    Created by Santiago Mesa
  • Imagine a world without violence.
    It's time to begin imagining ways to live more peaceably on the planet. Fund the schools instead of the wars. Teach non-violence as a way to stop funding the jail system. Teach respect for life for the already born. Pass laws that better protect women and children. Deadline? November 25, International Day to End Violence Against Women.
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    Created by Lena Bartula
  • Impeach Everyone in CON Gress
    and in all levels of government. The E-CON -my is going to tank!
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    Created by David Kaspersin
  • Overtime Moratorium
    In recent decades business has chipped away at worker's rights. Among these are the 8-hour day and the 40-hour work week. Restrictions on how much overtime a person may work will cause businesses to hire once again. Eliminating overtime will not only generate jobs, it will restore work/life balance that has been whittled away, bit-by-bit, over recent years.
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    Created by Jeffrey I Levin
  • Equality for the LGBT community
    All people are equal in our constitution. Our country is sectoral and therefore not governed by a single faith or religion. Religion must never be used as a basis for denying rights for a chosen minority.
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    Created by Ted Larson-Klebes
  • Pres. Obama do not allow Repubilicans to take America Hostage
    Republicans refuse to raise the debt ceiling unless Obama makes large spending cuts, while opposing any tax increase whatsoever. If we hit the debt ceiling, the government will have to stop paying the spending currently financed by borrowing. Will it stop sending out Social Security checks? Stop paying doctors and hospitals that treat Medicare patients, or the contractors supplying fuel and munitions to our military, or the interest on the national debt? The President must stand up to this "taking America hostage;” he must defend the Constitution and not give control of government to a party with a majority only in the House. outcome about. In effect, they will have ripped up the Constitution and given control over America’s government to a party that only controls one house of Congress, but claims to be willing to bring down the economy unless it gets what it wants.
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    Created by Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz