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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Record-Breaking Profits ... By the U.S. Government

Jun 24, 2013

What institution made more profits in 2012 than ExxonMobil? The U.S. government, that’s who! And it made that profit on the loans that college students have to take out.

In 2012 ExxonMobil made 45 billion dollars in profits (roughly 123 million per DAY) but the federal government made more–50 billion. The Obama administration figures about 18 cents of profit for every dollar it lends to students.

Students, whether they graduate or not, whether they get a job or not, are paying back loans at one of the highest rates of interest for borrowers in the country. What a great deal for a government lying about huge amounts of debt!