Corporate Taxes: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Published on Apr 16, 2018
  • Many of America’s largest corporations shift a surprising portion of their profits overseas to avoid paying taxes. Even more surprisingly, that’s a legal thing to do.
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  • Seeds Of Freedom
    Seeds Of Freedom 2 days ago


  • ibo
    ibo 2 days ago

    This page is horrifying:
    48% from income tax, 35% from payroll and only 9% of federal revenue comes from corporations?? :|

  • Joseph Hinton
    Joseph Hinton 4 days ago

    the Grace Commission stated federal taxes go mostly to pay the interest on the loans the Federal Reserve makes to the U.S. government to operate the nation. This is contrary to the U.S. constitution which states the U.S. Treasury should print the amount of money needed to operate the country. Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln and JFK knew this, which is why some of them were assassinated by the international banksters that operate the central banks of the world. So sadly, one week I love Oliver for stating uncomfortable truths while the next week I blame him for continuing the lies society believes. This is one of those instances.

  • Toy - Man
    Toy - Man 6 days ago

    Cardi B is an idiot

  • e a
    e a 8 days ago +1

    Did anyone else notice the word "murder" spelled backwards on the fridge

  • Ben Goddard
    Ben Goddard 13 days ago

    He cut taxes and brought in an extra $11 billion in taxes. How? More companies moved in and more people working means more paying taxes.

  • whodoyoudancefor
    whodoyoudancefor 13 days ago

    So the only benefit she gets is military protection. Because she isn't on Medicare or receiving any other benefits

  • William Esping
    William Esping 19 days ago

    Though they said Grand total sarcastically. Its like how the grand total should be some grand amount, but it’s actually as underwhelming as possible.

  • J.R. Wavy
    J.R. Wavy 19 days ago

    5:49 I was thinking more like Discount Freddie Mercury

  • Sweet Williams
    Sweet Williams 20 days ago +1

    All these comments about healthcare and taxes. Your health is your own responsibility. Get over it. Take responsibility and take care of your own health.

    • Seeds Of Freedom
      Seeds Of Freedom 2 days ago

      Sweet Williams
      Yup. I don’t want the state to have power over healthcare, and I’m frustrated at statists who want that.

    • Prashant Wason
      Prashant Wason 11 days ago +1

      Right, so you were born with a genetic condition then what are you supposed to do? Die in the streets?

  • Pete Trolene
    Pete Trolene 20 days ago

    Look Jon..... you can create as many jobs as you want but if we do not have skilled and competent people to fill these jobs then they are doing more harm than good.

  • Mister Money
    Mister Money 22 days ago

    I give over 1k in taxes every month.
    germany makes 40 Billions plus.
    Why?Spend that fucking money on something.Like the fucking roads in my village.

  • Bob saget
    Bob saget 24 days ago

    The problem i have here is clearly its better paying 8 - 15 % tax rate then zero i dont get the argument trump is wrong bringing that money back to the states.... Perfect world we get the 35% but in what fantasy is that going to happen

  • Chii john
    Chii john 29 days ago

    Value Added Tax will help stop corporate tax avoidance
    #yanggang #MATH

    • Seeds Of Freedom
      Seeds Of Freedom 2 days ago

      Chii john
      I hate the idea of taxation and I simply DO NOT UNDERSTAND why some want the government to demand your money or else.

  • TheNinthGeneration
    TheNinthGeneration Month ago

    Did Americans really believe that electing a rich business man would be the right way to tax rich businessmen?

  • Limbo Bilbo
    Limbo Bilbo Month ago +1

    didnt know miss cardigan backyardigan cared about her taxes

  • Leon Foster
    Leon Foster Month ago

    "40% of my taxes"?

  • OutLaws Series
    OutLaws Series Month ago

    Uncle Sam?

  • ursulajoni15
    ursulajoni15 Month ago

    The fact that some people are apparently okay with the fact that a teenager making minimum wage working 10 hours a week making minimum wage pays more income tax than some giant corporations is deeply disturbing to me

  • Espio56 Momene
    Espio56 Momene Month ago

    A Capitalist Democracy is a broken System where the cheat code code is money.
    You can pay 120 million to write your own law
    Bribe cops to clear out your records, ask Gates...
    And as a cooperation... You can legit exploit poor people and stay rich with no consequence. Welcome to humanity

  • Rebecca Grace
    Rebecca Grace Month ago

    The amount of money these corporations are getting away with not paying in taxes would pay off current student loan debt. Corporations don't have to pay their bills??? The feds are garnishing wages and taking tax returns from people that can barely afford their bills each month while these billionaire companies are soaking up profits and letting all of us take it straight up the ass. The feds are watching and laughing I guess because they sure as fuck aren't holding anyone except poor people accountable.

  • Alison Diaz
    Alison Diaz Month ago

    I have asked friends and family if they have seen an increase in their take home pay and less on fedetal taxes. The answer was NO! And I read many stories of people having to pay taxes for the first time after not having to pay any before this awful law went into effect. Plus, for those who may not know: there is a section where a millionaire or higher can write off the cost of a plane. That is right, these people, like the orange asshole's cronies, can write off the cost of a plane like we used to be able to do when our cars depreciated.

  • Michael Napouk
    Michael Napouk Month ago +1

    And why won’t “our” president show his taxes? Letterman called his ass out for his apparel being built in a SWEAT SHOP!!!
    He evades taxes (and military service), implores sweat shops to fab shitty clothing, tries to set the leaders of countries up at a FAILING resort of his, condones hatred and generally fucks up big time. 🤩😂

    • Seeds Of Freedom
      Seeds Of Freedom 2 days ago

      Michael Napouk
      There’s nothing with evading taxes or military service, regardless of the amount of wealth own holds. Statism is the world’s most popular religion, and it needs to be destroyed. If not, we will continue to be tax cattle for the government.

  • Stefano Rossetto
    Stefano Rossetto Month ago


  • Gopher Facts
    Gopher Facts Month ago

    I have been on a John Oliver marathon and am astonished at the 'shursh' ((c) Stephen Colbert) of the Union: epitomised, safe to say, by the current US President. Shouldn't point fingers perhaps, as I live in the UK, which may elect his more adept-'aw shucks'-persona 'Boris Johnson' today. John Oliver is a great loss to the UK.

  • M 0077
    M 0077 Month ago

    Joking aside,
    How is this being allowed to happen!
    The rich control everything!
    If there's an uprising they crush you because they have the corrupt low makers, the police and the military on their side protecting them!
    How can this be called a free and democratic society!!!!

  • SM RK
    SM RK Month ago

    Then these companies complain about an "unqualified workforce," and workers get penalized for being late when the trains break down.

  • Gregory S
    Gregory S Month ago

    Why isn't anyone interested in a fixed rate? If you make a little, you pay a little. Why is it so hard to see the logic in that little piece of detail? Oh, that's right, because the wealthy have successfully over thrown the country.

  • Justin Moore
    Justin Moore Month ago

    Real jew

  • Daniel Saldana
    Daniel Saldana Month ago

    Home ownership is a fraud . . we don't own and have never owned our property . . I'd like to see you talk about that . .

  • Ryan
    Ryan Month ago

    I prefer the single malt to the double Irish

  • cameron_a911
    cameron_a911 Month ago

    I read this as "Corporate Texas"

  • Alex Kuts
    Alex Kuts Month ago

    "It was the Jews..." LOL from Israel!

  • Patrick John
    Patrick John Month ago

    For the elites, criminal behavior is legal

  • Jackisaboss1208
    Jackisaboss1208 2 months ago

    8% on all their profits is still better than getting nothing because corporate accountants are geniuses

  • CleverWire
    CleverWire 2 months ago

    From the future we know this literally happened

  • Barbara Ludden
    Barbara Ludden 2 months ago

    I will be commenting Im just taking my time.

  • Sina Madani
    Sina Madani 2 months ago

    Truly disgusting how these company execs and accountants can be morally OK with tax dodging whilst the rest of society pays their fare share.

  • Punto y Coma
    Punto y Coma 2 months ago

    Wait, you spend a quarter of your public budget on healthcare and yet you have to literally pay your shit out of it? What is your government doing with that money? Giving it away to insurance companies in exchange of discounts on 2019-2020 calendars with the snoopy face? Buy 2 and get the 3rd by half its price.

  • sol walker
    sol walker 2 months ago

    Man cardi b is fucking awful

  • Support Valkyrion
    Support Valkyrion 2 months ago

    But be honest, if a person got a choice to select a country he wants to pay his taxes in, majority of us would have moved to tax havens as well :) I definitely would.

  • James Gongaware
    James Gongaware 2 months ago +1

    Your tax money is going to lock up mexican babies and kill brown people overseas. enjoy

  • Máté Sólyom Deli
    Máté Sólyom Deli 2 months ago

    The taxation is money collection with force. Although it is unpopular to illegally avoid taxes in front of the public, people always use all the legal way not to pay them.

  • TheSearedBlade 2.0
    TheSearedBlade 2.0 2 months ago

    why isnt it a tax on all profits in the U.S. if we tax all profits... i guess that would raise prices

  • derrill yager
    derrill yager 2 months ago

    Thanks John, keep pointing out that honor and patriotism are more important than profits. When
    corruption goes unchecked by
    government, business culture will
    become perverted by human greed for power and control.

  • Monster Dad
    Monster Dad 2 months ago


  • Enjin3
    Enjin3 2 months ago +2

    November 2019 is wondering where these trillions of dollars repatriated from mass corporate tax avoidance are.

  • Warlord Gear head
    Warlord Gear head 2 months ago

    It was the jews

  • eric miller
    eric miller 2 months ago

    This line is so dishonest. Corporations pay all kinds of taxes. Every dollar you pay in taxes and match plus additional fees they have to pay the government to let you work. It would take 10 minutes inside an actual company to see how much PS this line is. He glosses over the benefits that's a little guys are getting by saying that the companies get more. At this point the options they have the money overseas and pay nothing on that portion or hey bring it back and pay a percentage well 5% of the total as a lot more than 0% of the total because it's still a country quit your bitching

  • Joseph LaFrance
    Joseph LaFrance 2 months ago


  • MWorsa
    MWorsa 2 months ago

    Bootleg Geraldo 😂🤣😂🥳

  • AliceDiableaux
    AliceDiableaux 2 months ago

    I used to like Oliver a lot even though I'm not American, and then I had a period where I honestly couldn't stand this show because he would only talk about the problems but never really touch on the underlying systemic problems causing them. Now I'm back to liking him though because I see now that just naming the cause of all this would totally alienate everyone watching and would probably cause a massive decline in viewership because people obviously don't like being confronted with very uncomfortable truths when they're just trying to laugh and relax. What he's doing is way smarter than just yelling the problem - he's exposing all the symptoms of the system one by one and respecting the intelligence of his audience by trusting they'll connect the dots and make the correct diagnosis based on those symptoms. Kudos to you, John. I underestimated you, but you do solid work, subtly, so it's way more effective.

  • Clos R
    Clos R 3 months ago +1

    Criminals helping criminals and this is the leader of the free world lol HELL NO

  • GodsPerfectFailures
    GodsPerfectFailures 3 months ago


  • GodsPerfectFailures
    GodsPerfectFailures 3 months ago

    0:50 that's what the men she drugged and robbed wondered

  • Amy
    Amy 3 months ago

    "Those are Nazi bucks, you Swiss fucks"

  • Eyesuck Overwatch
    Eyesuck Overwatch 3 months ago

    Is there any doubt that we live in a Corportocracy?

  • The Lost
    The Lost 3 months ago +1

    number 1, what stone age country makes its population fill out and pay tax manually rather than automatically as you get paid, PAYE is amazing. never done a tax form in my life and never will.
    number 2, you guys pay 40% tax and cant afford universal health care? WTF? i pay 22% and that is high and we have it

  • Storm Blessed
    Storm Blessed 3 months ago +2

    Damn, this video made me angry.

  • Pranav
    Pranav 3 months ago

    8-15% sure is better than 0%