'Stop Them Now'

"Please don't let the credit card companies abuse us anymore. I work hard for my money and I am one of the people that pays their bills and is never late with any of my bills. I cannot afford to have my hard earned money wasted on increased interest rates. Please stop them now ..." wrote one e-mailer to Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders, who has called for a 15 percent cap on credit card interest rates, has received about a 1,000 emails from Vermont and across the country concerning credit cards. P

"Please don't let the credit card companies abuse us anymore. I work hard for my money and I am one of the people that pays their bills and is never late with any of my bills. I cannot afford to have my hard earned money wasted on increased interest rates. Please stop them now ..." wrote one e-mailer to Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders, who has called for a 15 percent cap on credit card interest rates, has received about 1,000 emails from Vermont and across the country concerning credit cards. People have noted that they have always paid on time yet their rates are increased to 30 percent. As people have lost their jobs, had to pay for needed medical care, struggled to get their children through college and otherwise dealt with the realities of today's recession, they have been saddled with often-unprovoked interest rate hikes and fees from the card companies. Meanwhile, many of the same companies were kept afloat by taxpayer bailouts.

To read the letters to Sanders or to submit your own letter, click here.

To see the senator read the letters on the Senate floor, click here.

To read articles in the Brattleboro Reformer and Rutland Herald, click here.