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

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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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  1. Timboy

    TimboyVor Tag

    This sickens me.... It's ok for the government to break the law to line their pockets with money from the profits of companies that pay individuals in the government enough to get out of having to contribute to society like the rest of us. Makes me livid to think about...

  2. R Vanzo

    R VanzoVor 6 Tage

    Corporate taxes make no sense. Only the dividends should be taxed.

  3. stonesforlife

    stonesforlifeVor 6 Tage

    Move this show to an earlier time or better still show it at schools. It seems from the comments that a lot of people in the USA are surprised at this information.

  4. Rui Ribeiro

    Rui RibeiroVor 10 Tage

    Great stuff, keep on crumbling!

  5. Vibinator

    VibinatorVor 13 Tage

    Go Jersey!! (i live there. and yes i work at a bank lol)

  6. Ryan Massie

    Ryan MassieVor 14 Tage

    0:37 should be more than 40 percent you rich singer.

  7. katinkaa1992

    katinkaa1992Vor 15 Tage

    Ik was wondering when the Netherlands would be mentioned. Aaaand there we are. Stupid constructions.

  8. saroachman

    saroachmanVor 16 Tage

    Alex Jones pioneered "screaming in all caps"

  9. Sulanis

    SulanisVor 18 Tage

    It's because we don't learn from the past. We continue to try and give companies the opportunity to do what is right and pay their fair share. The thing is, is almost never do. If you give rich people or corporations a chance to keep more money, they are going to keep it.

  10. Luke Rueckl

    Luke RuecklVor 19 Tage

    Don't talk shit about Total

  11. David Anber Criminal Lawyer

    David Anber Criminal LawyerVor 20 Tage

    6:16 - what’s up with the lava-lamps

  12. Kyle Noe

    Kyle NoeVor 21 Tag

    Disgusting honestly...or dishonestly as it were lol

  13. pop5678eye

    pop5678eyeVor 21 Tag

    If you give tax breaks to corporations guess what they will most likely do with it first: give that money to their richest shareholders and their executives. Fuck the workers! They can be made to do double the work for no extra wages!

  14. pop5678eye

    pop5678eyeVor 21 Tag

    Technically military spending is also officially discretionary spending... But of course no politician would ever touch that, hence it is listed with all the mandatory spending items.

  15. John Orosz

    John OroszVor 22 Tage

    "The primary agency responsible for keeping an eye on these things is, and should be, the Treasury Department, and I think the president erred in the first place by appointing two secretaries who had no background in finance," said Bruce Bartlett, a Republican economist who was an adviser to President Ronald Reagan and an official in the Treasury Department under President George H.W. Bush. "If we had had a Treasury that was fully supported by the White House," Bartlett said, "and a Treasury secretary such as Hank Paulson who was really attuned to what was going on in the financial markets, maybe some of these things could have been perceived in advance." The White House did name people well-versed in the markets to other posts, not least the chairmanship of the Securities and Exchange Commission. But Bush's first SEC chairman - Harvey Pitt, a prominent securities lawyer - was brought down by political missteps. Pitt was replaced by Donaldson, who quit in 2005. Critics, including McCain, say the SEC has been less active under its current chairman, Christopher Cox, a former Republican congressman from California. It has spent less on enforcement and levied less in fines on wrongdoers, according to the Government Accountability Office. "You can't overestimate what happens when you encourage regulators to believe that the goal of regulation is not to regulate," said Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist at Columbia University. In other areas, the Bush administration's failures seem more a case of inaction. The administration, economists said, did little to curb the practices of mortgage brokers, who are regulated by the states. But Democrats in Congress were equally to blame for this, these economists said. "The Democrats pushed affordable housing goals, even in the face of evidence that people who got the loans shouldn't have gotten them," said Robert Litan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a research organization in Washington. "The no-money-down loans of 2005 and 2006 were a key part of the problem." "I blame the Democrats for demanding that Fannie Mae keep buying these loans," said Litan, who was a budget official in the Clinton administration. "I blame the administration for going along with it." White House officials note that the administration did propose reforms of real estate settlement procedures and the Federal Housing Authority, two areas it had identified as posing the greatest systemic risk to markets. Democrats in Congress, they said, blocked these efforts. When Bush named Paulson to replace Snow in 2006, the Treasury Department finally got an expert in markets. But early on, his focus was on improving the competitiveness of the U.S. financial sector, which he feared was losing ground to Europe and Asia.

  16. WorldFactsCentral

    WorldFactsCentralVor 24 Tage

    John Oliver acknowledging his doppelgänger, Steven Mnuchin is everything.

  17. Mary Hall

    Mary HallVor 25 Tage

    This is the third video(so far) that he has called Steven Mnuchin hot😂😂

  18. Brian D

    Brian DVor 26 Tage

    We have handed this country to big business

  19. Xnknown X

    Xnknown XVor Monat

    Fucking savage.

  20. NKLA2222

    NKLA2222Vor Monat

    Taxation is theft

  21. Noises

    NoisesVor Monat

    I'd go further than telling the eyepatch wearing parasite that the Caymans is a pirate haven. I'd ask him if he thought the idea of taking the profits earned from hard working people and hiding them offshore because he feels rich people shouldn't pay tax, when those same rich people depend on infrastructure services paid for by OUR taxes to make those profits in the first place, is not just a little bit one-eyed. He's a right winger, they spend 90% of their time accusing other people of being upset abut their hurt feelings, so why should I consider his? I'm sure he would argue I his feelings matter more but I can assure you before eye even hear his argument that his logic would be patchy at best. This tea is delicious, who made it?

  22. Stonehouse Guitars

    Stonehouse GuitarsVor Monat

    Who can blame them? I have a hard enough time stomaching payroll taxes. If I poured my heart and soul and life into spending 30 years growing a profitable business I wouldn’t feel great about some entitled government twat coming along and taking the best chunk of all my hard work for himself, so he can waste it on useless wars and petty bullshit that I usually have no say in. Taxes fucking suck just face it. Nobody wants to pay them it’s literally the historical foundation for the formation of America. Get over it and stop blaming successful companies for the fact that American government doesn’t fix roads and goes into more debt every year. Maybe blame the actual government instead.

  23. Klash1100

    Klash1100Vor 15 Tage

    Yeah, of course it's your hard work, not your employees

  24. Chas Stack

    Chas StackVor Monat

    Let's ignore all that and go after the single mother on welfare



    It’s interesting that people that suddenly find themselves in the 40% tax bracket due to success, only then, do you hear them blatantly question where their tax dollars are going. The implications that indirectly says about the tax laws and human behavior are many, staggering, and generally not good.

  26. William Vincent

    William VincentVor Monat

    this makes me violently angry.

  27. FullBlown

    FullBlownVor Monat


  28. Call me Kæspr

    Call me KæsprVor Monat

    9:10 most long terms you've never heard of sound like a disgusting sex act

  29. tijmen131

    tijmen131Vor Monat

    Here are in The Netherlands we have dropped or dividend taxes so it's even cheaper for big companies to go to NL, your welcome

  30. Marc Züst

    Marc ZüstVor Monat

    I must say it embarrasses me to no end that my small home country is only ever brought up when talking about things like Nazi gold, tax avoidance & Islamophobia. Ok, and cheese. And maybe Einstein. Case in point: It's not all bad here, people, I swear!

  31. Greekgeek Sings Undertale

    Greekgeek Sings UndertaleVor Monat

    Oh I'm dumb, I read this video as corporate Texas

  32. Jaimie Bainborough

    Jaimie BainboroughVor Monat

    I can guarantee that no teacher worth their salt likes trump

  33. I’m still not over the Tae yang Concert 9.1.17

    I’m still not over the Tae yang Concert 9.1.17Vor Monat

    I understand the need for taxes but why does the government take so much? And the worst part is, the money can’t be regulated on what the government does with the money 💰

  34. NeverTurnOffTheAmp

    NeverTurnOffTheAmpVor Monat

    We conclude: Cardi B. can rap but is unable to perform a relatively simple google search. For the obvious reason that that wouldn't bring her clicks.

  35. Felipe Ito Anuatti

    Felipe Ito AnuattiVor Monat

    That silly chart John Oliver showed at 12:00 (employment per year in the main companies benefited by the tax holiday) is nothing more than a silly chart. It shows a clear downward trend that preceded the tax holiday. A proper analysis of the impacts of that policy would imply controlling for other factors such as automation or outsourcing. It’s possible that the employment decrease would’ve been much more significant had the 2005 tax holiday not been approved. Trump’s tax reform will have detrimental effects to the US’s budget deficit and to inflation but the reduction of the corporate rate was much needed and hardly an outlier in the developed world.

  36. Christopher Simms

    Christopher SimmsVor Monat

    Can't wait until artificial intelligence systems run government policy.

  37. Max Lynn

    Max LynnVor 2 Monate

    Badger is covered in chocolate. Gotta pay someone to clean the badger. Person has job now.

  38. TheHorseFormerlyWithoutAName

    TheHorseFormerlyWithoutANameVor 2 Monate

    So when they do it it's just smart business, but when I do it it's money laundering.

  39. cycleforwardtime

    cycleforwardtimeVor 2 Monate

    The truth is that no Trump supporter will believe this.

  40. Pearl Hernandez

    Pearl HernandezVor 2 Monate

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  41. Scorpio Snake

    Scorpio SnakeVor 2 Monate

    Well 15% better than 0% . That's a good start . Trump 2020 .

  42. Dreamtrain

    DreamtrainVor 2 Monate


  43. DaveyTheDJ

    DaveyTheDJVor 2 Monate

    Tell me something is our current treasury secretary from Germany? Coz his last name sounds like a city name in Germany

  44. AnnoyingMoose

    AnnoyingMooseVor 2 Monate

    WTF is a Cardi B??

  45. Pēteris Krišjānis

    Pēteris KrišjānisVor 2 Monate

    So turned out John and all skeptics were absolutely right.

  46. Sudarshan Sethuram

    Sudarshan SethuramVor 2 Monate

    Its actually very easy to deal with tax heavens though, you must simply revise your tax agreements with the said tax heavens with a view to make it mutually beneficial. I dont know about america, but thats what most asian countries do with singapore and maldives(asian tax heavens)

  47. chugshhh

    chugshhhVor 2 Monate

    To be fair, what is the alternative? Those taxes were long gone without the incentives. It’s better to have 15% of the watermelon than 35% of the grape. You can’t seriously blame companies for trying to make as much money as possible. It would be contradictory to their very own nature.

  48. Pēteris Krišjānis

    Pēteris KrišjānisVor 2 Monate

    Alternative is to enforce 'homeland principle' between countries. Europe is already talking about this. USA doesn't want it due of....lobby of corporations. Despite USA could benefit grately from that.

  49. Renato Odar

    Renato OdarVor 2 Monate

    0:50 The audience chering a very uninformed clain.

  50. Giorgio Gazzola

    Giorgio GazzolaVor 2 Monate


  51. Limbo Bilbo

    Limbo BilboVor 2 Monate

    You’ve hears of elf on the shelf, get ready for scoot in the boot!

  52. Mr X

    Mr XVor 2 Monate

    "Those are hitler bucks, ya swiss fucks" .. now that is comedy gold