"Shane -- It is a moral answer to a moral question that the asker thought was a technical one. I'm not on opposite side here from the Bundy situation... just answering a different question.
LCA -- That's not how tax…"
"If you pay taxes, it's neither Right or wrong to not pay the full amount.
The debt is written off on the company's taxes as a full deduction, so they already got their money, then they sell the debt to a collection agency for pennies on…"
"Probably not immediately sink you deeper into debt that will show up on a balance sheet - but making payments on a debt could keep you from moving to an area with better job prospects, keep you from getting better transportation that would result in…"