Federal Budget: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Опубликовано: 20 мар 2017
  • Donald Trump's federal budget plan proposes large funding cuts with largely negative consequences. John Oliver examines the troubling priorities of the new administration.
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  • Sam Walsh
    Sam Walsh 2 дня назад +2

    Watching after the shutdown

  • Yoru
    Yoru 3 дня назад

    Man, LWT really, really needs to air every week. A couple months without them and they've missed so much.

  • Boof_That_Jawn
    Boof_That_Jawn 6 дней назад

    The cuts aren't deep enough...keep going

    • slitor
      slitor 3 дня назад

      Sorry that's my kneejerk reaction to anyone spouting platitudes.

  • Caity Wylie
    Caity Wylie 8 дней назад

    I don't like Trump, but USA has huge debt and always has, so it seems like a reasonable thing to lower the budget on most things.

    • slitor
      slitor 3 дня назад

      Thus he cut taxes....

  • Hunter x craft
    Hunter x craft 14 дней назад

    Ok look I don't like Trump any more than the rest of the people in the comments but the federal government spends billions of dollars everyday that it doesn't have. People need to understand that the only way to balance the budget is slash spending. There's no way around it

    • JamesHLanier
      JamesHLanier 13 часов назад

      Yes, we just need to slash military, not education and work programs.

  • Paul TheSkeptic
    Paul TheSkeptic 14 дней назад

    I wonder what his advisors tell him. "Shrug... I don't know, I'd tell you not to say things like that but it seems like they like it so,... SHRUG."

  • Declan Galvin
    Declan Galvin 18 дней назад

    It's always watching this and my name is Declan and was very concerned when I heard my name from my phone I don't hear my name that often.

  • xinlaw27
    xinlaw27 23 дня назад

    Tippy top? WHAT THE FUCK!!

  • Miss Amazon
    Miss Amazon 26 дней назад

    Horny for malice!!

  • eckelstein2
    eckelstein2 27 дней назад

    The United States has to be nuked. We need to kill them...

  • Donsmacker1
    Donsmacker1 28 дней назад

    0:26 This guy on Drumpf's left. His attire makes him look oddly like a Nazi officer.

  • Donna Vorce
    Donna Vorce Месяц назад

    Gut the infrastructure and make the dealers of war equipment even more comfortable. Sickening that our idiotic species still relies on violence and fear despite the fact that little kids can't get enough food to stay alive or clothes to keep from freezing or medicine to not die from measles or polio. If you run some numbers you'll soon realize it'd be much less costly to make people secure than to "invest" in war gear. If you really want to get pissed off search the internet for the "cost to kill an enemy combatant" and prepare to be sickened and amazed. What governments are doing needs to be stopped.

  • Omar Shah
    Omar Shah Месяц назад +1

    Wait, is the Kellyanne Conway terrorist attack thing real? As in, she ACTUALLY said that?

  • issy goddard
    issy goddard Месяц назад

    the president OF THE UNITED STATES should not say TIPPY-TOP.

    SCHOOL SHOOTER Месяц назад

    Do you guys know that China found more oil than Mongolia and Kazakhstan have? It's actually part of one huge oil basin which all 3 of this countries use. You guys need military/spy re-equipment and well fed soldiers more than ever before, or China will eat you alive (but first they will devour and holocaust Russia, Korea, etc).
    Of course Trump did buttkissing and pointed fingers to wrong direction. All american presidents did same with USSR back in Cold War, Reagan was first to do otherwise.

  • Tom Hsia
    Tom Hsia Месяц назад

    Holy crap, the way John Oliver roasts Trump is just savage, and ... erm ...most likely well-deserved.

  • Agent Scootyboots
    Agent Scootyboots Месяц назад

    I go to school with Mick Mulvaney's Kid, James, he goes to Indian Land High School in Indian Land SC

  • nelson 100
    nelson 100 Месяц назад

    John Oliver reminds me of Ben Elton.

  • miss misanthropist
    miss misanthropist Месяц назад

    if you want to stop wasting money then stop giving the military 600 billion a year

  • Daughter_Of_Apollo
    Daughter_Of_Apollo Месяц назад

    If I ever meet Trump:
    Me: Oh hello, Hitler.

  • Jonathan Guijon
    Jonathan Guijon Месяц назад

    Has anyone bought BITCOIN?

  • Nathan Bernacki
    Nathan Bernacki Месяц назад

    One of these days, the United States will spend so much money on it's military that it will essentially go bankrupt in other areas of importance such as education and healthcare. This is the end result of a nation that fetishizes it's military and spends more money on it than the rest of the world combined.

  • M R.
    M R. Месяц назад

    wish he would do an episode in Trump administrations very strategic stacking of the court system with conservative judges. This will have profound, long-term implications for tge USA

  • Britney
    Britney Месяц назад

    end of this year and they actually chose for this to get through...

  • Léon Bott'ndr
    Léon Bott'ndr Месяц назад

    What the fuck is wrong with your country and defense?? Seriously wtf

  • Over Toasted
    Over Toasted Месяц назад

    Was the guy reading the excerpt from Art of the Deal the same guy who reads for To Catch a Predator?

  • Chewy Thomson
    Chewy Thomson Месяц назад

    "I think people are catching on."

    Sadly, I find it hard to agree. We'll see what happens in 2020 though.

  • DPowered Smith
    DPowered Smith 2 месяца назад

    no soul found in this administration

  • cromusic ibra
    cromusic ibra 2 месяца назад

    Thank fvcking Christ that NASA's budget is finally being slashed. Honestly, i would prefer to see NASA abolished altogether.

    • JamesHLanier
      JamesHLanier Месяц назад

      We wouldn't need the private sector if NASA was properly funded. However, the private sector is free to explore as well. We need as much going towards space as possible. It's not like we don't have the money. Just take some out of defense.

    • cromusic ibra
      cromusic ibra Месяц назад

      I DO believe that space is the future, but NASA is a dinosaur. It should be extinct. Space exploration should go to the private sector - let the private aerospace companies explore our vast universe. The federal budget (American taxpayer dollars) is funding NASA. Americans should not have to open their wallets every time some NAShole wants to take a billion-dollar photograph of Jupiter. And don't even get me started on searching for ET - they've been searching for over (WELL over) 35 years. If NASA will stop doing that, then i'm OK with its funding. But i think it's pretty clear after 35 years and 50 billion dollars wasted, we're not gonna find ET, not in our solar system. And if i'm wrong, i will eat my hat.

    • JamesHLanier
      JamesHLanier Месяц назад

      Space is the future, dude. We need to fund NASA more. If our planet goes to shit, and its currently rocketing that direction, we need a plan B.

    • cromusic ibra
      cromusic ibra Месяц назад

      That's not what i meant. All i'm saying is that i'm glad that NASA is being funded less. I used to have a video on my old RUclip channel titled "The Space Race Is Over" all about scrapping NASA and why it's a useless organization.

    • Cucky Lolservative White Man - GONE WRONG & SEXUAL
      Cucky Lolservative White Man - GONE WRONG & SEXUAL Месяц назад

      lel i know right. Money better spent on coal.


  • PHILMKD1995
    PHILMKD1995 2 месяца назад

    The End Of The United States Of America. The End.

    • PHILMKD1995
      PHILMKD1995 2 месяца назад

      They are preparing their military to wage a full scale campaign on poor and defenceless countries to loot their artefacts, antiquities and seizing control of the natural and mineral resources to further fuel the war machine to take on more stronger nations and defeat them and take their resources and probably control every country as puppet or client states.
      And also enslaving every non-american men for are healthy or fit enough to be in forced labour camps and mostly get beaten to death by the prison camp guards, the women become forced and submitted as sex workers for the frustrated american soldiers that need "relief" and have their perverted ways with the non-american women, forever being exploited and abused by their "imperial masters".
      Then we all get purged globally by cybernetic and biologically enhanced chemical agents that instantly spreads throughout the world only designed kill and or control the population of non-americans to a more manageable level and later replaced the deaths with a more loyal american populous, that holds it values, beliefs and demographics, but some of are spared to be tested for research purposes, tortured for information, for gladiator style arena sport or exploited or traded for various commodities such as for resources or services, as sex slaves and as work slaves or maybe as pets, we may never know.
      We are doomed, there's nothing we can do.
      It's the US and it's western allies Vs the Rest Of The World and it's anti western allies who opposes the US and it's western allies.

  • Anzac-A1
    Anzac-A1 2 месяца назад

    10:24 And that's why Trump's approval rating is already in the toilet and working its way through the U-bend.

  • Samuel Robinson
    Samuel Robinson 2 месяца назад

    Does Trump even know what the word environment mean?

  • Miles Tackett Music
    Miles Tackett Music 2 месяца назад

    Obviously trumps budget is perverse butNotice how this hypocritical establishment mouthpiece fails to point out that the Democrats not only voted with Repubs to approve the 54 billion military budget but increased it.
    Also certainly sounds like you’re hoping there’s more military conflict under Trump than previous presidents. Nice job john...

  • Nnot
    Nnot 2 месяца назад

    We are not in a dream. This is real. This is happening.
    That's why we're all fucked.

  • ShuffMomo
    ShuffMomo 2 месяца назад


  • Mr. Bosch
    Mr. Bosch 2 месяца назад

    Remember when Rome had a governing class that didn't care about its people and they let their infrastructure collapse and how they spent way to much on their armies, so much so that they couldn't pay for their soldiers care, and were eventually over run by outside non state affiliated threats??? I don't, but it sure sounds pretty fucking close to what's happening now...

  • Lina Dubois
    Lina Dubois 2 месяца назад

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  • Jarid Gaming
    Jarid Gaming 2 месяца назад +3

    This Military does not need any more money, I was a Tanker for the M1A2 Abram Tanks and we literally had Brand new tanks in a Desert at Fort Irwin just sitting there never used and Rusting. We had more Toys then we could Train with or ever Fucking use. If you Dont know a M1A2 Abrams tank Costs US$8.92 million and each Round we Fired was $3,000. I would Literally drive out to the Desert and Piss away 20 to 50 Rounds some Days bc we were Just Bored. You all Paid $60,000 to $150,000. They Call it Training but we literally had more Rounds then we knew what to do with and we knew we would get more. Please do not Give the Military more money you are not paying for Defense you are paying for me and my Buddy's to piss money away

  • Isaac Ruiz
    Isaac Ruiz 2 месяца назад

    Yes everyone. This is what you do when you create a budget that will build you out of debt: prioritize! The Corporation for Public Broadcasting recieves 80% of it's funding from private sources. John Oliver, conveniently fails to mention that.

  • MyuFoxable
    MyuFoxable 2 месяца назад

    3:50 Hate to say it Trump is making a good point U.S nuclear is needing repair. With all reality Trump is just saying shit and got lucky. However there is a recent report on checks on the U.S nuclear state which shown; poorly trained personal, facilities in need of significant repair, degrading service operations manuals. If one of these nukes needed to be used I sure hope the people using it know how to aim it and also don't use it when the winds will blow fallout back on our own troops or allies.

  • Gucci 2Clone
    Gucci 2Clone 2 месяца назад

    I bet we get in 0 military conflicts except the continued "war" if you call it that,in the middle East. We won't attack North Korea no matter what because they will annihilate Seoul. Millions of casualties are out of the equation. Don't be rediculous people there will be no North Korean war unless they attack somebody first.

  • Michael Priest
    Michael Priest 2 месяца назад

    This means USA will never lose control over seas and trade routes, will remain as the only military and economical superpower in the world.

  • JustFlemishMe
    JustFlemishMe 3 месяца назад

    A fun fact: pathological lying is in fact an early symptom of ASPD, commonly known as psychopathy. So... Yes. Trump is basically a toddler psychopath.

  • Josh Trudgeon
    Josh Trudgeon 3 месяца назад

    its time to burn it down

  • Mr. Awesome
    Mr. Awesome 3 месяца назад

    Let's trickle dickle some money bunny into our boom boom budget hahah

  • Kirt Kirt
    Kirt Kirt 3 месяца назад

    John looked better with a fringe

  • 9 Clover Studio
    9 Clover Studio 3 месяца назад

    John Oliver looks like a shaved weasel

  • Adam Onis
    Adam Onis 3 месяца назад

    Thank you john Oliver this is a great informative peace you are literally my hero

  • Ben Glaser
    Ben Glaser 3 месяца назад

    9:17 did she just say "Appa-latch-ian"?

  • JKGaymers
    JKGaymers 3 месяца назад

    He keeps making fun of his own hair, but honestly, I think he looked cute with bangs and such. <3

  • Timppa 3
    Timppa 3 3 месяца назад

    To be fair, more money going for the care should definitely be a priority in my opinion.
    Also, based on the video you made on the storage of nuclear missiles in the US, they definitely need a bigger budget too.
    Of course, I'm not american so the cuts to social care won't affect me.

  • Pig0Benis88
    Pig0Benis88 3 месяца назад

    Government safety-net programs exist to lift people out of bad temporary situations, they're not there to support bad lifestyles and lifetimes of bad decisions. Need after-school support for 6 months while you're transitioning to a new job, no problem. Need after-school support for your child's entire life because you planned on using it until the end of time? Fuck no, stop having fucking kids.

    MIKEY & IKEY GAMER 3 месяца назад

    Ohh my lord he's so retarded (trump)

  • Cool guy 49
    Cool guy 49 3 месяца назад

    Good I'm not American you guys are getting fucked by your own president, I imagine what would happen if all of that budget went to NASA for example, we would probably already have the moon as a popular vacation spot, we would have that Star Wars hyperspace thingy, and I would be living on my favorite planet: Pluto (it will always be a planet in my heart)

  • Joseph Marsh
    Joseph Marsh 3 месяца назад

    "Fluent in toddler psychopath " LMAO!

  • kittensofdeath
    kittensofdeath 3 месяца назад

    He's only taking 54 billion out of government organizations that get funded trillions of dollars. In the grand scheme of things it's practically nothing

  • tamperresistant mind
    tamperresistant mind 3 месяца назад

    Trump is a big fan of hard hits in the NFL, and cutting education. It should be obvious, they're only trying to add to the Republican voter base.

  • Reecey Plays Some Games
    Reecey Plays Some Games 3 месяца назад

    Mick Mulvaney looks like Tim Farron's evil cousin.

  • Tyg Rahof
    Tyg Rahof 4 месяца назад +1

    The soul person responsible for screwing the unions and destroying local businesses is now spouting this bullshit? I would bet every cent I will ever make until I die he is talking out of his ass. HE SCREWED THE UNIONS!!! Get it straight America, he doesn't care about YOU!

  • CyberspacedLoner
    CyberspacedLoner 4 месяца назад

    Debt Ceiling
    Debt Floor

  • Jonny Cat
    Jonny Cat 4 месяца назад

    John Oliver you are a Trump expert! You know how he roles very well!

  • Andy G
    Andy G 4 месяца назад

    we can leave a little bit of the environment

  • Enzo D'amato
    Enzo D'amato 4 месяца назад

    I am a trump supporter

  • Brandon Buchner
    Brandon Buchner 4 месяца назад

    "We can leave a little bit" clearly referred to the regulations, not the environment itself. We can leave some of the regulations, but remove most of the unnecessary crippling ones. That one was pretty easy to comprehend. The rest? Fuck if I know...

  • Droot
    Droot 4 месяца назад +2

    I'm sorry but it's not WWII anymore. We don't need a big ass world-wartime military budget right now! Take that money and fix our godawful education system, godammit

  • Adam Cottrell
    Adam Cottrell 5 месяцев назад

    Best ending ever!

  • Jennifer Ridgway
    Jennifer Ridgway 5 месяцев назад

    It's both hilarious and sad to watch America flounder at this point, kinda like a cat being thrown into the pool. You feel bad just watching and laughing but you know if you help your hand is going to get scratched beyond recognition. and your arse is going to get bitten.
    RIP America

  • Ben Jetter
    Ben Jetter 5 месяцев назад


  • Plague Doctor
    Plague Doctor 5 месяцев назад

    What a joke. There's almost no specifics in here.

    • AbdallN
      AbdallN 3 месяца назад

      ...you sure?

  • Nisa Adams
    Nisa Adams 5 месяцев назад

    I love John Oliver because he lets me laugh through my tears.

  • Game Tastic
    Game Tastic 5 месяцев назад +1

    To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if a literal orange won the 2020 election.

    Oh wait... we already have one in office.

  • Sophia W
    Sophia W 5 месяцев назад

    The "Country that rises from our ashes" reminds me of Panem

  • Afron Prime
    Afron Prime 5 месяцев назад

    Paranoia is funny.

  • RedwoodTheElf
    RedwoodTheElf 5 месяцев назад

    The Corporation for Public Broadcasting doesn't need federal money anyway...where do you think the money from all those"Tickle me Elmos", Big Bird backpacks and Ernie and Burt Lunchboxes goes?

  • TrueMetis
    TrueMetis 5 месяцев назад +1

    That military budget increase is more than twice the entire Canadian military budget...

  • Vox Populi
    Vox Populi 5 месяцев назад

    Who the fuck is this limey little cuck boy trying to tell us about our president? I dont think we need this fukn little fags advice on shit he dont know about and shit he is not even honest about

    • AbdallN
      AbdallN 3 месяца назад

      get back to the basement.

  • Lucis Ferre
    Lucis Ferre 5 месяцев назад

    It confounds one to no end when taking into consideration how the trumplings say that their immaculate dear-leader is unfairly depicted by media. WTF could they possibly be talking about? It's not slander to play recordings of what a person ACTUALLY SAYS, on tape! He vomits out his maniacal rambling hogwash at such a high rate that one would need cherry-pick to find AN INTELLIGIBLE, SANE statement...not so for the bad ones. There's a constant barrage of backwards, false, and fraudulently nonsensical claims & statements from him, in plain view, on tape to fill the grand canyon! How do they not see?? Denial is a powerful human trait, to be sure.

  • Asher
    Asher 5 месяцев назад

    trump is slowly turning the US into NORTH KOREA. We already spend more on defense than the next 7 military budgets in the world.INCLUDING Russia and China and 5 of our allies. Add this to his proposed Healthcare Bill, the US would fast become a 3rd world country.

  • frecklefart66
    frecklefart66 6 месяцев назад

    aaaand this is why we need an education overhaul, lol people allowed the election to come down between two of the worst choices each party had. because it was probably the only name they could recognize in a 90 second time frame.

  • NoSoMuSk
    NoSoMuSk 6 месяцев назад

    That's #notmybobthebuilder !

  • White Privilege
    White Privilege 6 месяцев назад

    Cutting the budget of the EPA and State department isn't a cost saving measure just from the perspective of removing government funds. By removing their ability to inn-act policies this allows the free market to prevail. This in turn generates more jobs and in turn more tax revenue from said jobs. It's fine that John Oliver wants to make jokes at Trump's expense but when he tries to simplify policies and obfuscate complicated ideas into punchlines he's doing a disservice to his audience who takes his word as gospel.
    There's already 8k+ comments here so this comment will be buried to the bottom immediately but for the maybe 1 - 2 people that read this please watch some videos about Milton Friedman and free market capitalism. John Oliver is essentially pro-socialism and it's kind of scary that so many people have bought into this ideology.

    • Fun With Currency
      Fun With Currency 5 месяцев назад

      White Privilege I mean that would be true, if the free market worked. It does in vaccum, if we lived a world where the environment didn't exist we'd be flying but as it stands putting a the free market and the pursuit of wealth over the long term viability of the earth and through association the free market its self, doesn't really make sense.

  • Noah Blank
    Noah Blank 6 месяцев назад +2

    Notice that even Fox News (Or at least its saner wing) thinks that Trump might be going a wee bit too far with cutting environmental regulations.

  • dan quazar
    dan quazar 6 месяцев назад +1

    Notice the Norther Border Reginal Commission, he does NOT care about borders.. hes just racist

  • pop5678eye
    pop5678eye 6 месяцев назад +1

    Republicans are waking up to the fact that they had a much easier time under Obama than under Trump...

  • Abel Cheng
    Abel Cheng 6 месяцев назад

    Did John oliver poke fun at the secretary of defense?

  • Justin Gibeault
    Justin Gibeault 6 месяцев назад +3

    I laughed for over two minutes at Oliver's Quote: "I don't Speak toddler psychopath." Hilarious but also quite scary.

  • Dr. Zippy Mcscoots
    Dr. Zippy Mcscoots 6 месяцев назад +2

    We have the most powerful military since the Roman Empire. We have an old nucleur weapons systems and so do the Russians. Theirs are in a much worse state than our's. Most of our nukes are sub and bomber based to begin with. So as usual Trump is full of shit.

  • Zake Cohen
    Zake Cohen 6 месяцев назад +1

    With me

  • Zake Cohen
    Zake Cohen 6 месяцев назад

    And Steven Colbert. Real paradox. Keep them real. Forever.

    PUBHEAD1 6 месяцев назад

    John is my hero

  • daffy f
    daffy f 6 месяцев назад

    These criticisms coming from a show that reported about our antiquated nuclear program and the siphoning of public funding by special districts.
    I usually like this show because it satirizes American media and its role in politics and our daily lives. I liked that most of the reports made were about overlooked problems spinning wildly out of control, like Scientific Studies and Sex Education. And it would give amazingly thorough examples. Often times these problems were independent of the parties, meaning they were ignored because solving them wouldn't secure votes or maintain the status quo.
    Recently, since Trump entered politics, it's changed. Now it's basically just reporting about all the ridiculous things Trump says. First, this is about a wish list that needs to get approved by Congress something that traditionally never happens. Second, showing only 5 programs whose budget adds up to .22% of the national budget also doesn't make fiscal sense. That is to say, all the cuts add up to the increases proposed...obviously. This especially doesn't make sense after showing all of the programs proposed to be cut earlier in the show.
    Second, Trump based his campaign on the single principle that all press is good press. This principle has proven to be true, because he won with seemingly very little effort. Hillary, the stronger political candidate, lost the same way Nixon, also the stronger political candidate, lost to JFK: by underestimating the power of the media on the American voter. That is to say, the media is ironically responsible for the election results which they deplore as the worst thing ever, including John Oliver.
    Personally I see nothing wrong with basing the presidential budget proposal on the speeches made during his campaign. I see nothing wrong with a politician making massive changes regardless of voter opinion or being concerned about reelection. This is what the American people voted for. Obama was elected on a promise of CHANGE. We wanted him to do what Trump is doing, and he would have been better at it. But he didn't. Now we have this and it is absolutely frightening. Luckily we have checks and balances so that Trump doesn't do anything too extreme or "nation breaking." There won't be a second holocaust.

  • Crazi_A MC
    Crazi_A MC 6 месяцев назад

    Trump proves the stereotype that Americans are stupid, rude, violent, fat bigots. America is getting so ignorant I honestly believe some people have started fucking vegetables.

  • Caitlin Erickson
    Caitlin Erickson 6 месяцев назад

    I wonder why this video isn't censored, but some of the other ones on this channel are.

  • NosirraH
    NosirraH 6 месяцев назад

    What is your bob the builder

  • Kayle Watson
    Kayle Watson 6 месяцев назад

    Anyone else wondering what Janice in accounting is thinking?

    ATOMIC SHARK 6 месяцев назад

    yeah and most of my friends still support his every action but what if Hillary Clinton was doing what trump is doing I would never hear the end of it just like in the Obama years

  • Hot Dogs
    Hot Dogs 7 месяцев назад

    The most ironic thing of all is American FINALLY got a president who is keeping his promises... and vast majority of them are batshit crazy.

  • Cody Roseberry
    Cody Roseberry 7 месяцев назад

    I'm done with this country I swear

  • Audrey Zimmerman
    Audrey Zimmerman 7 месяцев назад

    Mick Mulvaney always looks like he's about to start crying.

  • Randell Porter
    Randell Porter 7 месяцев назад

    John Oliver, sued for defamation. Now, that's funny.