President Bush has signed the bankruptcy reform act into law.
I'm not linking to a news article about it, because I can't find one (I've looked at over 238 articles now) that doesn't approach the news with a clear bias. All of them use phrases like "...making it harder for debt-ridden Americans to get relief..." etc. Journalism as it was taught to me is dead. I'm not saying there aren't big, legitimate gripes against the new law, but a responsible journalist would just find an opponent of the bill (not a hard thing to find) and quote them. No reason for the narrative of the story to be taking sides. Clearly everyone's using the original AP wire story, which was obviously written by a BK reform opponent.
Now that the thing is officially passed (and will go into effect on October 20), it's time for all of us to shake down the creditors. We kept hearing how each of us pays an extra $400 per year to cover bankruptcy fraud, so the question we should all have for the creditors is--"Where's my $400 refund?"