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Response to cali (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 21, 2012, 04:15 PM

39. Neither does Pennsylvania, we abolished arrest for debt in 1820.

We also abolished attachment of wages in the 1880, except for taxes, Student loans, Board, and the recent addition for rent not paid. Credit Card debt can NOT be recovered in Pennsylvania via wage attachment.

The down side is Pennsylvania permits execution sale of property for such debts and exclude only $300 in assets from such a sale. This limit was passed in 1837 and has never been changed. $300 was almost a years earnings in 1837 but does not even cover the monthly rent of low cost housing in the low cost areas of the State.

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