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The National Debt: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

The national debt has long been portrayed as a burden we’re placing on future generations. John Oliver discusses how national debt works, why people are so concerned about it, and why it might be more helpful that you think.
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  1. Fork B

    Fork B

    2 timmar sedan

    So made up numbers are ruining the country? Seems like America needs a reboot!

  2. William Ray Benson

    William Ray Benson

    2 timmar sedan

    Come on Mr. President let's create a new dream a better dream for all Americans. let us say to the American people on earth as it is in heaven. We need to be working together as one as we are all Americans. Tell them that you too have a dream and you wish to paint it for them and then proceed to give them snippets of the grand dream and to create it in their minds too. Tell, them that as a mere mortal man you too need the help of the American people to be calling their representatives and we all working together to accomplish these goals together as one. Creating a better new America for all. We want immigration reform and voter rights put into law and so many other things. What ideas new or otherwise do the republicans put forward. what is there platform I want to know? We will win as we must win. In your dream, you can see a whole new America one that has Universal health care for all and in many ways how this could be achieved. Look Mr president that won't know what is going on as they followed the wrong leader many of them. Plus the good senator Joe Manson we need to bring him along and explain it to him in this way and give him a new vision as well and jobs lots of jobs back in his home state and for coal jobs and so many other jobs we are going to be creating. Build the dream in others. What dream is it the republicans build other than racism and hatred of the other? They hate immigrants. we need to fix what is going on in their homelands and many die just trying to get here. something needs to be done. This is Hitler's playbook. Come on let's defeat that vile guy and his vile cult of followers. Tell them you have a dream and say you pray and pray often. Tell them that you pray and then you set back and you listen to see if there is an answer and sometimes an idea pops into your head a path forward a way to go. Tell the American people to have the faith of a mustard seed and those who are in the know will know what you're talking about and those that don’t won't know. Say all that you can accomplish you give the glory to God the Father and no one else. They will be dumbfounded. Tell them that yes you too have a dream where you can work towards changing the hearts and minds 0of man to be better. Home loans could be from the Post office and the US government much like my VA loan was now. It was refinanced at 2,75 percent and at that rate I can pay it back that much faster. What if we were able to borrow that money at what banks can borrow money from the Fed at like .05 percent. And then at the post office, we loaned out the money at 1.5 or 2 perce3nt and we the taxpayers made the money instead of the banks who screwed us all over during Bushes administration. Wqasnt diamond one of the people who caused that whole problem and then they put that guy in charge of that. That is a fox back to watching over the henhouse. Where do they find these people who believe this is a good idea? With the loan section at all of the post office opening up and so on. How many more jobs did we just startup? Don't Federal employees make a fair and decent wage:? Oh so like veterans and people like that who have served our country can get a good-paying job. Get loans served out and help their communities and people to buy homes in our country? Win-win. Oh they didn’t see that coming did they well we could go to the American people and spring it on them see what they think? How many Americans could own a home and live the American dream? To be able to have payments so low they could even make double payments even possibly. How many? How much for a home loan at 2 percent for thirty years I ask or at 1.5. . think of it. House payment at around 600 dollars wouldn’t it be for a 150 thousand dollar house? Something like that. Wow, we just made how many Americans able to live the American dream. How many new homes will be sold? Or built how many jobs did we just cre4ate I ask you? What would Moscow mitch think about this? What happened to the morality of the Republican party. Even Mitt Romney isn’t trying to back the president and get America moving forward again. He didn’t stand for the lie but he hasn’t continually come out against it either and or has any of the other republicans if they all came out and said it was a big lie Trump cant attack them all. And they all should have stood as one but they have no soul nor morals. Maybe at some point, some will rethink it and come to a moment and worry about their immortal souls and where they could be headed one day. Just a thought mind you just a thought…

  3. Panda Peep

    Panda Peep

    2 timmar sedan

    Reagan should've stuck to selling things on commercials. He was a terrible President and we are still paying for his mistakes - fiscally, culturally, medically, and in our environment. This nation needs to stop electing entertainers.

  4. Christian tretter

    Christian tretter

    2 timmar sedan

    I usually agree with his videos, but this used quite a bit of flawed logic. The interest rates are decreasing so much because the fed is manipulating them to be so low. Inflation has not set in as much in cpi, but it has manifested in asset prices. That is why the stock market is so high rn. About 50% of US dollars in circulation were printed in the last year, so by definition that is inflation. Inflation also is not very easy to reign in either. Probably the biggest issue with the excess spending the US has been doing is going to devalue the dollar. The debt may not be an issue now, but it should only begin to become an issue when the dollar begins to drop in value. The more and more we spend in deficit, the more the dollar will devalue. We have never come anywhere close to this amount of spending in the history of the US, and coupled with low interest rates it just kicks the debt crisis down the road. The longer we keep the interest rates so low, and continue spending money on quantitative easing, the harder the economic crash will be. Either the fed continues to spend until the dollar loses it's reserve currency status, or we have to raise rates, and tank the economy. A deficit cannot be run forever, and the longer we run a deficit the deeper the inevitable depression will be. Also our kids will have to pay for this debt. Arguing that they will not have to pay it is just untrue. The only way to pay of government debt is through raising taxes, or by printing money and decreasing the value of the currency in the process. Since we have printed so much money and accrued so much debt in the recent years, our kids will have to pay an proportionately high amount of debt to fund this spending. That's just simply economics.

  5. Danny Lieberwirth

    Danny Lieberwirth

    2 timmar sedan

    did anyone else notice the date on the urn was from before the upload date

  6. Toughnut

    Toughnut

    3 timmar sedan

    Republicans are eeeeeeeeeeevil.

  7. Eric Farina

    Eric Farina

    3 timmar sedan

    You wanna give companies leeway to accrue massive debt by throwing up a couple of success stories? I worked for a company that let shelf-stable goods expire in backstock without ever seeing the sales floor, produce sxpire in the kitchen and produce department, kept ordering more and more no matter what, moved into a brand new building by soliciting donations and loans from the community despite never turning a profit, and actively pursued $150 cash handouts from unsuspecting customers all while overcharging customers for literally every single product and claiming to save the Earth and support the community. What is truly insane, is that the people there might actually believe that is what they are doing. People like you give them leeway. "People like you" is a loaded term. What I mean in this instance, is people who advocate this unfathomably reckless behavior with proclamations of internal rationalization of self-interest. Just like the managers and business owners around this country who aren't fit to run a lemonade stand (because our society educates no one to be competent and productive). Workers aren't managers, but they are pretty fucking fed up. Particularly the majority of producers who work in service. Take heed, the masses never serve the strong for long. The only question is, how prepared are the strong?

  8. Lau Da

    Lau Da

    3 timmar sedan

    The public bookcase virtually file because ravioli exceptionally request out a stormy rod. measly, loutish salt

  9. Jen

    Jen

    3 timmar sedan

    Great show! Take care, John

  10. Ryan W

    Ryan W

    3 timmar sedan

    Stop consuming, start savings, pay off debt, buy gold, silver, farmland and bitcoin. Store guns, ammo food and water.

  11. M R

    M R

    3 timmar sedan

    Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z and Alpha should unsubscribe to John Oliver.

  12. Joshua Suh

    Joshua Suh

    4 timmar sedan

    Lol this guy is an idiot. Nixon Ends Convertibility of US Dollars to Gold and Announces Wage/Price Controls August 1971 With inflation on the rise and a gold run looming, President Richard Nixon's team enacted a plan that ended dollar convertibility to gold and implemented wage and price controls, which soon brought an end to the Bretton Woods System. Go do some search and simply take a look at pre 1970 national debt to post 1970 national debt. Lol Yeah all of sudden debt exploded since we got off the gold standard. Lol Reagan administration President Reagan increased the debt by $1.85 trillion, or by 186%. Reagan's brand of supply-side economics didn't grow the economy enough to offset the lost revenue from its tax cuts. Clinton administration. the national debt went from $4.4 Trillion at the end of 1993 to almost $5.7 Trillion at the end of 2000, U.S. Treasury data shows, a 28 percent increase in the debt over this time when our nation supposedly was running a balanced budget. Bush administration President Bush added $6.1 trillion to the nation's debt, the second-largest amount in dollars. This took National Debt from $5.8 trillion in 2001 to $11.9 trillion in 2009 a 105% percent increase. Obama Administration When Obama was sworn in on Jan. 20, 2009, the debt was $10.626 trillion. 1 When he left office on Jan. 20, 2017, it was $19.937 trillion. Trump Administration On President Trump's first day in office (January 2017), the total debt load of the nation was $19.947 trillion. Just before the COVID-19 pandemic started in the United States, the national debt load of the country was $23.442 trillion. If you haven't realized by now.. You must be an utter idiot. Lol it doesn't matter who runs the country. It is just a byproduct of going off from real money to fiat ponzi pyramid scheme "debt based" monetary policy. Just go study some Austrian economics. Ok? Plus this isn't even really a issue right now. EU, China and Japan has higher debt than USA if you compare debt to GDP. Lol lol this guy is an idiot. Just duck duck go "quadrillion in derivatives" Ok? That's precisely why Globalists are screaming global reset great reset lol Go get some physical gold and silver ok? And stop listening to a monkey.

  13. anunnaki

    anunnaki

    4 timmar sedan

    Does anyone want 14 trillion Anunnaki Tokens? I will trade 5 million for some tesla coin.

  14. Clarence Thompson

    Clarence Thompson

    4 timmar sedan

    If you think runaway national debt isn't an economic time bomb than you are an idiot.

  15. Jedii Kniight

    Jedii Kniight

    4 timmar sedan

    Legalize WEED, and problem solved in less than 10 years

  16. Lacy Johnson

    Lacy Johnson

    4 timmar sedan

    The light environment oceanographically support because uncle allegedly strengthen beyond a acrid maria. tremendous, silky lier

  17. Dee Dub

    Dee Dub

    5 timmar sedan

    Adam friended is fuming right now 18:16

  18. DrCruel

    DrCruel

    5 timmar sedan

    I hope some criminal gets hold of John Oliver's credit card. Then he'll know how the rest of us feel.

  19. mcflan68

    mcflan68

    5 timmar sedan

    This is a bunch of crap. Lots of words to dismiss being fiscally responsible.

  20. Lukas Wild

    Lukas Wild

    5 timmar sedan

    The argument about Greece is so stupid. Greece was in trouble because a lot of credit rating agencies downgraded them HARD, so nobody would lend them any more money to pay the interest on that debt. Since all major agencies are US-based, they wouldn't dare to do the same to the US.

  21. Monica G

    Monica G

    5 timmar sedan

    Kind of disappointed that John didn't talk about MMT, modern monetary theory.

  22. Thomas Beers

    Thomas Beers

    5 timmar sedan

    They don't care about us. These rich politicians don't care about us one bit. Fuck them all.

  23. yataro okayama

    yataro okayama

    5 timmar sedan

    And Baiiden regime Now has a military budget $753 billions , last time was almost $600 billions , so now it's $153 even MORE that is 3,5 times the Budget of India (Number 3) !

  24. Thomas Beers

    Thomas Beers

    5 timmar sedan

    We the people make the rich pay for it. Bunch of parasites

    • cnmmd qiuoo

      cnmmd qiuoo

      5 timmar sedan

      Where can I buy those sexy pillows at?

  25. Thomas Beers

    Thomas Beers

    5 timmar sedan

    28 trillion is a fuck ton of money had me ballin fam

  26. ahmad afandi Ngaiman

    ahmad afandi Ngaiman

    5 timmar sedan

    The actual number to really look out for is debt service ratio .... It is at roughly 7.8% in 2021.. Absolute numbers means nothing really.

    • ahmad afandi Ngaiman

      ahmad afandi Ngaiman

      5 timmar sedan

      @cnmmd qiuoo what I mean by absolute numbers means nothing is that the US only spend 7.8% of total tax collection to pay to service those trillions of debt... That is actually quite small... As long as the economy grows and taxation increases the debt could theoretically goes on forever...the issue of Greece is not the amount of debt it is the money needed to pay to service those debt... Greece don't need to pay for all of its debt all of a sudden.. What Greece can't afford is the interest payments for those debt because overnight those interest went from low to high... US will never have that problem because the debt is mostly domestic and interest directly tied to Fed rates not investment rating agencies..

    • cnmmd qiuoo

      cnmmd qiuoo

      5 timmar sedan

      If I borrow money from myself and have to pay myself do I have to pay it , and could the Asians strong arm you to pay up . I am not paying this is stupid

  27. D

    D

    5 timmar sedan

    I dont know where to start, this guy simplify national debt as if you just have to print money to cover it.

  28. Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman

    Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman

    5 timmar sedan

    If there's one guy who knows how to put on a show finale, it's John Oliver.

  29. Mike Mainer

    Mike Mainer

    6 timmar sedan

    The highlight of this video is when John Oliver went full Dr. Suess on that vile piece of shite, Ted Cruz. 😆

  30. Ushan Moran

    Ushan Moran

    6 timmar sedan

    one of the best Last Week Tonights. Never knew the National Debt could be so funny.

  31. Kevin Tran

    Kevin Tran

    6 timmar sedan

    I mean I guess everyone knew this but... why does this video come after Trump when he said we can just print more money to pay the debt?

    • David Lin

      David Lin

      5 timmar sedan

      Hes right, we can print more money to pay the debt. Obviously.

  32. Dmitry Savenko

    Dmitry Savenko

    6 timmar sedan

    Showing Greek riots and saying 'nothing like this in the US' just made me laughing. Like really, *nothing* like this?

  33. Howard Ryburn

    Howard Ryburn

    6 timmar sedan

    No ads ? Huh Doesnt matter , this guy stopped being funny in 2015

  34. Weekee Chew

    Weekee Chew

    6 timmar sedan

    This show is as bad as crossfire. -John Stewart

  35. Menial harpsichordist

    Menial harpsichordist

    6 timmar sedan

    eyy

  36. BahubaliSamraat

    BahubaliSamraat

    6 timmar sedan

    Wow, I had no idea Republicans are such awful people. Can't believe 50% of the people around me are such monsters. Thank you so much for your honest and unbiased journalism Mr. Oliver **rolling my eyes**

  37. DJ Ggl

    DJ Ggl

    6 timmar sedan

    Yes if we earn more than borrow, or we keep the net profit rate above zero. But what didn't mention here was that the borrowed dollars flow around the world as the profits run backwards to america. So that's why both democrats and republicants try very hard to maintain the power of dollar no matter how b***dly the way is. The explaination will make more sense (rather than making excuse) if it took the world economy as a whole to make comparison between the growth of debt and profit. But, well... sadly most of americans just don't care or don't understand the logic in it because "american first". :p

    • DJ Ggl

      DJ Ggl

      5 timmar sedan

      @David Lin No, I dont have good understandings to economy. But I was borrowing John's words.

    • David Lin

      David Lin

      5 timmar sedan

      There's no such thing as net profit when it comes to balance of payments. You don't seem to have a good understanding of economics.

  38. Papascrub

    Papascrub

    7 timmar sedan

    Enjoyed the show until this episode. Realized John's being paid to try and save fiat. BUY BTC and ignore this garbage.

  39. prezo dent

    prezo dent

    7 timmar sedan

    If I borrow money from myself and have to pay myself do I have to pay it , and could the Asians strong arm you to pay up . I am not paying this is stupid

  40. Nightfall Shadow

    Nightfall Shadow

    7 timmar sedan

    Where can I buy those sexy pillows at?

  41. Keith Hibbard

    Keith Hibbard

    7 timmar sedan

    anyone else notice when he says don't just give it to rich people he immediately suggests we give it to a bunch of rich people. last time i checked you don't just lay a dollar bill on a road and it gets built, who do you think are winning these govt contracts for this debt? obviously its the rich

    • Justin Becker

      Justin Becker

      5 timmar sedan

      Thank you!!!! Agreed

    • Keith Hibbard

      Keith Hibbard

      7 timmar sedan

      here come $700 hammers and $42 nails, yeah that's not a kickback "/

  42. Keith Hibbard

    Keith Hibbard

    7 timmar sedan

    so the moral of the story is as long as the market rises forever, faster than inflation, then we will never have to worry about the debt. sounds pretty flimsy to me. he pretty much described a ponzi scheme as our monetary policy and acted like its fine, actually, he called you dumb if you questioned it, this video really make me want to buy btc

    • David Lin

      David Lin

      5 timmar sedan

      You have a poor understanding of how monetary policy works. The debt that the U.S incurred in WW2 was never paid off nor was it an issue because it economic growth and inflation made it insignificant. You also have no idea how ponzi schemes work. A ponzi scheme involves no real returns, whereas when the market rises its driven by real economic growth.

  43. TonyZ

    TonyZ

    7 timmar sedan

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  44. William Jennings

    William Jennings

    8 timmar sedan

    The problem is that modern, posh RIcardian economics post-dates Constitutional Law on this issue. It's difficult to find a buzz word which is not also anachronism.

  45. Fiddlesticks!

    Fiddlesticks!

    8 timmar sedan

    Am I the only one who feels sorry for the dog in 14:40?

  46. Jason

    Jason

    8 timmar sedan

    Rich get richer, and no better way on the planet than to hedge on US govt despite risks - seems riskier everywhere anyways.

  47. Justin Morales

    Justin Morales

    8 timmar sedan

    Oof. Sarah Palin is not a good public speaker.

    • orlock20

      orlock20

      3 timmar sedan

      Politicians are poor speakers. We already know they are going to lie before they open their mouth.

  48. Gillean Freire

    Gillean Freire

    8 timmar sedan

    "the Iron Bank will have its due"

  49. Hegeleze

    Hegeleze

    8 timmar sedan

    I'll save you 20 minute each week: "Oooh, some politician was hypocritical. Be angry. Funny story. Follow the center-left line I will give to you." Rinse and repeat. It's not even entertainment anymore.

  50. alexae1367

    alexae1367

    8 timmar sedan

    So good!

  51. MUCH_

    MUCH_

    9 timmar sedan

    "Why do we need a trillion dollar defense budget" is the real question

  52. Sagitarrius A*

    Sagitarrius A*

    9 timmar sedan

    Funny is that these jokers didn't give a shit when Trump was president. Now that Biden is president, debt matters.

  53. Tue Sorensen

    Tue Sorensen

    9 timmar sedan

    The entire history of capitalism is rich people saying, "Hey, I got an idea! Let's have more tax cuts for us!!!"

  54. Den

    Den

    9 timmar sedan

    comedian talking about economics with millions of views- no wonder USA is is in this economic shit.

  55. Ëë Mage

    Ëë Mage

    9 timmar sedan

    My father used to tell me, "When you spend more than you produce, eventually something will go wrong." I have followed my father's advice and I am not complaining.

  56. Trub1

    Trub1

    9 timmar sedan

    Most people cannot imagine what those numbers mean. Anything beyond a million dollars just sounds like ALOT. 1 million 1,000,000 1 Household 1 billion 1,000,000,000 1 NYC Skyscraper 1 trillion 1,000,000,000,000 All of NYC real estate 1 quadrillion 1,000,000,000,000,000 ???? 2 Earths ??? Oliver didn't address key issues of FED classic misdirection

  57. Covid Delusion B117

    Covid Delusion B117

    9 timmar sedan

    You can’t be in Debt if you’re printing your own money Joe Biden

    • David Lin

      David Lin

      5 timmar sedan

      Hes right, and its obvious to anyone who can apply some logic and critical thinking.

  58. Clar Ice Tayag

    Clar Ice Tayag

    10 timmar sedan

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  59. Charles Renner

    Charles Renner

    10 timmar sedan

    Debt interest payment will soon exceed our military budget. We have nothing to show for all this debt. When the debt interest payment exceeds the government revenue, is this a tipping point?

    • David Lin

      David Lin

      5 timmar sedan

      USA defense budget in fiscal year 2020 is $721.5 billion. The US interest payment in the same period is $345billion so you're wrong in your assertion. Since 80% of US debt is held by the public, interest payments go back to the public. Interest payments paid to foreigners are in USD, so it eventually returns to the U.S in the form of investments or imports. Its also arithmetically impossible for interest payments to exceed government revenue. The U.S debt is only an issue for people with no understanding of basic economics.

  60. Sophie Harkins

    Sophie Harkins

    10 timmar sedan

    What is your favorite graphing calculator?

  61. AJHyoton

    AJHyoton

    10 timmar sedan

    That PSA at the end.....Wow! Still, it is hard to not dismiss bratty, precocious kids that curse. Was the F-Bomb at the end really necessary, or am I the one who needs to grow up? No. Someone else. When F Bombs are unnecessary, skip them. Every thing else was cool. Not a clock!!

  62. alberto barajas

    alberto barajas

    10 timmar sedan

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  63. Jonathan Richter

    Jonathan Richter

    11 timmar sedan

    You admit that you have absolutely no idea if debt is good or bad. Not just you don't know, but the one economist you interviewed for your video also doesn't know. And since he doesn't know, then no economists must know. Except, they guy said right at the beginning of his comment that "I don't want to speak for my entire profession."! But people you don't like have said it's bad, so that must mean its good. And look, here's a really cute video with little kids cursing, and they don't know either! I guess no one knows, John! So that means, the sensible thing to do is to keep borrowing as much as we can, so that we can finally determine "How much debt is too much?" And we're borrowing it dirt cheap! If a year from now interest rates ares several points higher, then we'll just cut $2-3 trillion in spending so we don't borrow under such adverse conditions. Right? You're like a heroin addict saying "Well, I haven't OD'd yet. Guess I'll try a little more!"

    • David Lin

      David Lin

      5 timmar sedan

      The U.S debt is a non issue except to those who are painfully ignorant of how economics work. The U.S national debt is entirely denominated in USD, a currency controlled by the U.S government. It will NEVER face a repayment crisis. It will never need to "CUT SPENDING" to finance its debt under higher interest rate environments. You also seem to not understand that U.S interest rates are dictated purely by the Fed.

  64. Science27

    Science27

    11 timmar sedan

    Do people watch this show? My first viewing of this guy. More entertainment than actual facts.

  65. Joey Hollenberg

    Joey Hollenberg

    11 timmar sedan

    Now check who ownes the money and the printers is it your own government?

    • Joey Hollenberg

      Joey Hollenberg

      11 timmar sedan

      Greece got "saved" by the EU because it's part off the EU Who will save the U.S. when the payment is due? Japan, China or your money printer? Check the state of everything around you roads, railroads, sidewalks everything is it all in great condition? If not you got screwed and lost your money.

  66. Franz Fortuny L

    Franz Fortuny L

    11 timmar sedan

    That's exactly right! Keep money flowing, never stop it. It is sick and perverse to stop the flow of money. We must never stop the flow of money. Stopping the flow of money is like the Universe stopping, the Sun stopping to turn hydrogen into helium, the Earth stopping to spin around its axis, the Moon stopping to rotate around Earth. Nature exists only because it flows, it is constantly moving, it is constantly changing. The flow of money makes things happen; if you stop it, you stop life! At least in the socio-economic system we have chosen to function in.

  67. Next Gen

    Next Gen

    11 timmar sedan

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  68. William Willard

    William Willard

    11 timmar sedan

    There is no national debt!!! When the government can print all the money we need.da.lol just more talk. Mag pies.

  69. Ryan Howe

    Ryan Howe

    11 timmar sedan

    This show used to be enjoyable.

  70. Franz Fortuny L

    Franz Fortuny L

    11 timmar sedan

    Money is constantly flowing from entity to entity. It never stops. When it does, things do not happen, things stop. Every single time money flows from one entity to another, something happens that increases the GNP and for the GNP to grow, MONEY NEEDS TO FLOW among entities. It does not matter what money is spent on, it always makes something move or change. If more money is injected into the global stream of money flow, some entities will benefit directly and some indirectly. No entity loses anything when money is injected and the global amount of money increases, EXCEPT an entity that relies in the value of money for its future possibilities. Any entity that bases its progress in cash accumulation, will LOSE every single time the global amount of money is increased. Most of the time there is a healthy balance between things being produced and the need for them. The need for them is measured by the amount of money units being spent on them. If the flow of money stops. the incentive to produce stops, too. It is absolutely necessary to continue making money flow among entities. The system can only strive if things are moving and things only move when money flows. For money to flow, each entity involved in the flow MUST have something to offer that the buying entity is willing or needing to pay for.

  71. Lau Da

    Lau Da

    11 timmar sedan

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  72. Franz Fortuny L

    Franz Fortuny L

    11 timmar sedan

    Something is not right in the logic of money. The debt is what a person ows to another person. The legal person called USA has a debt of 28 trillion to another Legal or Natural person. Who is the creditor? What is the name of the creditor? Where is the creditor? How can the creditor collect back that amount of money?

  73. George Collier

    George Collier

    11 timmar sedan

    The high-pitched farm intradurally fax because bomber finally stay along a sincere caption. illustrious, loud cartoon

  74. A. Worden

    A. Worden

    12 timmar sedan

    Wow John. You've become a trite left wing talking head whose show is full of ad hominem arguments. Do another segment on this in 5 years and tell me debt is no big deal. We're in the roaring 20s again, and we all should know how that ended. Foolish.

  75. Gaurav Sharma

    Gaurav Sharma

    12 timmar sedan

    Any suggestions on how we can get Republican voters to watch John Oliver and blow their minds?

  76. C I

    C I

    12 timmar sedan

    Let's be very clear.......the debt skyrockets when taxes are slashed and defense spending (for no reason whatsoever) is increased. End of story. It's not brain surgery.

  77. Pamela Casanova Lorca

    Pamela Casanova Lorca

    12 timmar sedan

    Mainstream economists have no idea. MMT economists have been right for ages.

  78. Pamela Casanova Lorca

    Pamela Casanova Lorca

    12 timmar sedan

    Everyone read Stephanie Kelton's "The Deficit Myth"

  79. Dave Land

    Dave Land

    12 timmar sedan

    I never noticed his cloth-covered sleeve buttons before.

  80. lisa C

    lisa C

    12 timmar sedan

    Great shows.get angry after most of the shows bc0 The Republican 0 representatives and governors around the country don't care and it's disgusting

  81. Noah Kaufman

    Noah Kaufman

    12 timmar sedan

    This won't age well.

  82. Will

    Will

    12 timmar sedan

    This is actually a relatively bad and non-nuanced look at the debt problem. I would’ve preferred if John had looked at both sides of this issue - the bad possibilities along with the good ones.

  83. Art1985

    Art1985

    12 timmar sedan

    While america have strong army and secret service... nobody will demand america to return money, but for how long it will last?

  84. Ralph Bernhard

    Ralph Bernhard

    12 timmar sedan

    1:50 Most of those GOP old farts had no problem spending trillions on forever wars...

  85. A G

    A G

    13 timmar sedan

    Reps when they are in the drivers seat: “lower taxes for the rich! Debt? Hmmmm? Reps when they aren’t: “there’s so much debt!”

  86. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama

    13 timmar sedan

    close to 8thousand people should not vote. thank you √√√√

  87. redcaddiedaddie

    redcaddiedaddie

    13 timmar sedan

    John Oliver's sense of humor has always cracked me up, as I imagine it does most people ( with the possible exception of Adam Driver LOL!! ), but the last 2 minutes & ten seconds just 'hits it out of the park'- it's friggin' COMEDIC GOLD!!

  88. Agustin Marius Tataran

    Agustin Marius Tataran

    13 timmar sedan

    John Oliver just lost any credibility, not that he had uch left...

  89. Tally Jones

    Tally Jones

    13 timmar sedan

    13:06 The Ted Cruz Poem

  90. jason gay

    jason gay

    14 timmar sedan

    The bashful separated biochemically concern because prosecution pathogenetically peel save a dependent jaguar. rigid, terrible botany

  91. toijg avnnr

    toijg avnnr

    14 timmar sedan

    No one could ever live up to that wonderful Nicolas Cage pillow! It’s power is too great!!!

  92. Michael Maltese

    Michael Maltese

    14 timmar sedan

    I mustve fallen into a marxists asshole. I'm out

    • Kirbly

      Kirbly

      10 timmar sedan

      @Michael Maltese you used liberal and socialist to describe each other, you obviously have no idea what either are.

    • Michael Maltese

      Michael Maltese

      13 timmar sedan

      @addison the entire liberal socialist movement

    • addison

      addison

      14 timmar sedan

      point to the marxism

  93. Doug Smith

    Doug Smith

    14 timmar sedan

    This guy is so damn annoying.

  94. Austin101123

    Austin101123

    14 timmar sedan

    Reeee you didnt mention obama making the tax cuts permanent!

  95. Michael Maltese

    Michael Maltese

    14 timmar sedan

    It's okay because we have 800 trillion wiggle room no matter what kinda bullshit we're fed.

    • toijg avnnr

      toijg avnnr

      14 timmar sedan

      with some of his points, like the government has decided to go big rather than small in order help the economy recover.

  96. Jon Malay

    Jon Malay

    14 timmar sedan

    Those Debts owned by someone at the 'Heart of the East'' (Not China maybe) and perhaps its over 500 years old debts

  97. marsfan30

    marsfan30

    14 timmar sedan

    #learnMMT

  98. Jaymeister92

    Jaymeister92

    14 timmar sedan

    This is super misleading I don’t even know where to start

  99. Saggit

    Saggit

    14 timmar sedan

    22:11 Did they make some children swear and say “grow the fuck up”? :)

  100. dszklar

    dszklar

    14 timmar sedan

    This is probably the worst explanation for how government debt works that I have ever seen

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