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Feds Raid Home Seeking Student Loan Repayment
A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 11 June 2011 | John Semmens

Posted on 06/12/2011 3:18:23 PM PDT by John Semmens

A federal SWAT operation kicked down the doors of Kenneth Wright’s home in a 6 A.M. raid because his wife, who no longer lives at the residence, failed to repay her student loan. Wright, who had been sleeping, was dragged out of the house in his underwear, thrown face down on the front lawn and held at gunpoint. His three children were not harmed.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan defended the harsh tactics. “Too many people are defaulting on their student loans,” Duncan pointed out. “The old system of pursuing collections through the courts may have been the only alternative available to private lenders, but the government has other options.”

“People may ignore a civil summons, but it’s hard to ignore a dozen armed men breaking into your home,” Duncan bragged. “Fear and humiliation can be powerful incentives for paying your debts. I see no reason why we shouldn’t make use of these incentives.”

The fact that the debtor in question was not at the location of the SWAT raid in this instance was characterized as “a minor miscalculation. Would we have liked to haul in Mrs. Wright? Sure, but the main objective is to make the point that bad things can happen to those who don’t pay up and to those who may harbor them.”

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http://azconserv1.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/attacks-on-weiner-culturally-backward/


TOPICS: Education; Government; Humor
KEYWORDS: communist; craptire; debt; debtcollection; default; lawenforcement; libertarian; satire; stupid; swat; swatabuse; wasteoftime

1 posted on 06/12/2011 3:18:28 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

dammit

Got me again.


2 posted on 06/12/2011 3:19:41 PM PDT by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: John Semmens

Horseshit!


3 posted on 06/12/2011 3:21:58 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: John Semmens

Wish we could do that to some of our non-paying tenants.....


4 posted on 06/12/2011 3:23:34 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: John Semmens
Almost this time John.....ALMOST! : )

Great post as usual!

5 posted on 06/12/2011 3:27:45 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: libertarian27

J*sus, what the hell is happening to our country? Being thrown down on your lawn and handcuffed with your kids watching for suspicion of harboring someone who did not pay their student loans? Is this 1930? Am I in some totalitarian country run by a dictator?


6 posted on 06/12/2011 3:28:31 PM PDT by marsh2
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To: BookaT
dammit

Got me again.

LOL!

Better you than me!

My cynical atitude always saves me.

7 posted on 06/12/2011 3:29:56 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: John Semmens
LOL....can't wait to see the JBT FR contingency show up for this one......
8 posted on 06/12/2011 3:35:58 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: John Semmens

One of the bimbos on Chris Matthews’ Show said, in the “Tell me something I don’t know...” segment...c’mon Chris, it’s only a half hour show...that a generation is graduating unable to repay their student loans...so, bar the door, Sally.


9 posted on 06/12/2011 4:00:36 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: John Semmens

I’m sorry! This is just too much! The Department of Education arming themselves to invade homes of those that are delinquent on their student loans! You’ve got to be kidding me!

This is reminiscent of Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, and so many other government controlled countries. Is this really what we should expect our future to look like?

If this kind of nonsense is NOT killed in Congress, then it will be time for those in charge to make a difference (the people). Seems that too many politicians continue to thirst for power and attempt to expand their authority against the will of the people that elected them!

Hello Wisconsin...


10 posted on 06/12/2011 4:05:36 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: John Semmens

Too close to the truth. Good satire. In reality swat teams should all be disbanded, these tactics should only be used against heavily armed criminals, not for default of a loan or MJ dealers. Satire but with a lot of truth behind it.


11 posted on 06/12/2011 4:06:08 PM PDT by calex59
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To: marsh2
Am I in some totalitarian country run by a dictator?

No, you are on a satire thread :>)

I still wish I could do this to non-paying tenants....

12 posted on 06/12/2011 4:09:36 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

ok you got me.


13 posted on 06/12/2011 5:48:03 PM PDT by marsh2
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To: John Semmens
LIFE IN OBAMA'S POLICE STATE!
14 posted on 06/12/2011 5:50:45 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: John Semmens

Damn, John, you used to be funny. Now you’re just scary.


15 posted on 06/12/2011 7:00:22 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: John Semmens; BookaT; Logical me; EGPWS; Las Vegas Ron; calex59; libertarian27; marsh2; Talisker
Why do you have this story in your satire column, John? The story is true. You do a disservice to the truth and yourself by doing that.

THE EDITOR'S COLUMN: America, what is happening here?

At 6 a.m. last Tuesday, a good citizen, Kenneth Wright of Stockton, Calif., was awakened by the clamor of about 15 armed SWAT team members breaking through the front door of his house.

The commandos were armed agents of — really — the U.S. Department of Education. And they bashed their way into his house and held him and his children while they apparently searched for evidence of alleged student loan fraud involving Wright’s estranged wife.

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16 posted on 06/14/2011 11:27:42 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye; John Semmens
I see where you are coming from, but he nails it here:

“People may ignore a civil summons, but it’s hard to ignore a dozen armed men breaking into your home,” Duncan bragged. “Fear and humiliation can be powerful incentives for paying your debts. I see no reason why we shouldn’t make use of these incentives.”

Even the boot lickers here on FR should raise an eyebrow over that part....maybe.

17 posted on 06/14/2011 12:07:21 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

John does great satire but I’ll bet most who read this thought the whole thing was fiction.


18 posted on 06/14/2011 12:14:00 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

I see your point, unfortunately it’s the price we pay for uninformed people....it’s long been a plague on our Country ****sigh****


19 posted on 06/14/2011 12:17:40 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: TigersEye

The story is true but the comments of the government trying to justify it are not.


20 posted on 06/14/2011 2:14:51 PM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

As long as everybody knows that it’s not a problem.


21 posted on 06/14/2011 2:16:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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