Unemployment: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Objavljeno 7. mar. 2021
John Oliver details the many obstacles that impede access to unemployment benefits - often by design - and why the entire system needs to be rethought.

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  • At least the Governor of Kentucky owned up to his mistake and apologized.

  • back off Andy, Johnny boi that dude did the best he could with what he had.

  • When you invest, you're buying a day you don't have to work

    • Build your future, small steps everyday, success is a process..you will be successful!!

    • Some people are so poor and been that way for so long that they lose their self confidence and belief

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  • Why is unemployment only for certain people in the first place? Recent school graduates still need to eat and pay rent. Do they just want people to get into crime?

    • Deserve? How does anyone not deserve basic human rights?

  • I was unemployed from 12/2020 until 07/2021 and I’m still fighting for back pay from the Virginia Employment Commission. It took the agency over 5 months to reach an eligibility decision (I honestly didn’t know if I qualified because I was terminated), and I received a SINGLE $600 payment from them. It took 3 months to receive a replacement PIN required to file for weekly benefits. The system is painfully antiquated and legislators don’t seem to care.

  • If people can't get benefits, it only leaves the option of raising fund by illegal methods, assuming they can't get legal work. If there are more people having to commit theft ect, that creates a larger market for security firms. Maybe people should be looking into where some of these politician have interests and in which companies....

  • I’m surprised he actually apologized about Tupac. Kinda rare for a politician

  • I hate this "...yeah but I want the poor and destitute and struggling to EARN my tax dollar. DANCE!!!" ...attitude.

  • Love the bash at AT&T in the first 20 seconds lmao

  • The right doesn't understand the concept of insurance policies... employed citizens pay unemployment through means of money coming out of each paycheck... so even if crisis hits, like a deadly pandemic, these past employers whom have lost their job due to government fuck ups-- like the covid crisis, every insured citizen is FUCKING ENTITLED TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BECAUSE THEY PAID FOR IT!!!

  • "Hunger brings drive", "When you're hungry you find a way to eat" Thats a good argument for asylum seekers and refugees maam

  • And if only the wage was a living wage to begin with, because any percentage less than 100% of someone living paycheck to paycheck is useless to recovery.

  • My soon-to-be ex husband and I had to stay on the phone for over 8 hours. It was so desperate and ugly and an awful time for us.

  • John Oliver really said two strands twist I am living

  • John doesn't have grey hair.. its peppered with cocaine residue

  • I'm still waiting. It's been 13 months, and they just changed the rules on me last week, adding that it might be too late to fix (despite my monthly or more contacts, and me not being responsible for the problem that they can't explain), Now I have to submit 3 work searches for each of the last 56 weeks, and will probably get denied anyway. They are also requiring my 2019 tax return, even though I've got 25 years of constant tax returns in the system and nobody that started working in 2020 has that requirement. Back in April I was told that the work searches were going to be waived in my case because of the length of the delays and the fact that someone on that end was going to have to manually input them all and they didn't need to do that, and I submitted my 2018 tax returns as instructed back in the fall when they said that would take care of the tax return issue that proved I had worked before. So, right, this is working out really well.. Nothing I can do about it either, nobody will even talk to me about it. The Attorney General sent my concerns to the director of the department, who also ignored me, and I don't really know what I'm supposed to do about any of this. Guess I'll learn to survive homelessness...

  • I had to update my citizenship information once. My middle name is Misaka, which officially changed my middle name to cause Japanese people don't have middle names normally, and my first name is Mikoto. So I'd be called Mikoto Misaka Yoshida after my favorite anime character. Just my luck the person handling my papers was both an anime fan AND an asshole..

  • Jon! I love your show! Before you say “rule of thumb” again, maybe look up what that saying comes from. Maybe, do an episode on how we as Americans say shit we don’t even know the true meaning of all the time.

  • 13:18 At the very least he publicly apologized.

  • He is so disingenuous. He knows Elmo was created by a black man, and insinuates that Elmo is racist. If you are still reading this, you might have a chance to change your mind about watching any more of Johnny the British propagandist.

  • The underlying, flawed mentality is, unfortunately, far too prevalent these days. Once, as I was handing some change to a homeless person, a lady walking by said to me "why are you giving him money? You know he'll spend it on beer!" My instinctive reply was "God will not ask me about how he spent his money, but he'll ask me how I spent mine." Many folks are more worried about helping the wrong person than not helping right person, which is tragic.

  • 50% of these comments are about laura ingraham lol

  • America's broken beyond repair

  • I wish we had a John Oliver for Jamaica

  • "When you're hungry you find a way to eat". The Purge seems to be a really good idea the more time this shits hows goes on and on

  • "When ur hungry, u will find a way to eat" As a ex heroin addict (I've been clean since 02 when I went thru withdrawals in basic training) I stole for everything. I'm a part of blockbuster failing cause I would steal games and movies and sell them to gamestop for drugs, gas, and rent. Then I and other friends would steal old games at gamestop, and sell them to another gamestop while I sold them my stolen blockbuster goods. (I have the record with my friends, I stole 67 Nintendo 64 and high price supernintendo games in one run). Home depot has a under $100 policy, they will give u cash up to 3 times on ur ID. I got 3 bottles of fireproof caulk and a elbo for a wood railing and it came out to $99.98...just needed 2 pennies for 12 bags of heroin. We all got state IDs and did it 3 more times each and then con'ed family and friends into doing it for us. What I did was wrong and I know I was a piece of shit. Thing is, her statement of "if ur hungry, u find a way to eat", yeah bitch, I did. I was never caught and had I still lived that lifestyle, I'd a found more ways to eat it all bitch. Shit needs to change

  • I am unemployed in FL...I eat ramon every night and my bills are on the brink of disconnection....I worked 25 years in the restaurant business...40 hours a week my entire adult life...I managed the kitchen in my last job...why am I now starving?

  • 2pac lives in the Falklands? 😂

  • I lived in Florida for years and never knew anyone who got unemployment

  • Where does the imaginary money come from?

  • Denying people any money when they've lost their job, no matter how, is grossly inhumane. I really don't understand the US.

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  • To REALLY show how job insurance works, let's introduce the crypto. Not everyone is moaning since the pandemic "hit".

  • But like fr what is wrong with Macklemore? I really like that dude :(

  • Strange take when over 400000 people have no come back to their jobs because Biden pays them to stay at home. It's even on CNBC : Why People Aren't Going Back To Work uploaded on Jul 8, 2021. The best thing against poverty is to work in a job.

  • Holy shit this is hard to watch without an audience

  • Crime is good if you profit from the "justice" system

  • 13:00 CAN TUPAC SUE HIM? NOW THAT WE ALL KNOW MALIK IS UNEMPLOYED?

  • 11:07 I'm in NE its actually a total of 5 job searches and 2 contacts. My first week filing I put in 5 jobs but forgot to mark I made contacts with those searches. So I was denied and had to file an appeal... From July 1, 2020 - March 1 2021 I filed weekly claims just to wait for my hearing...I'm so glad I'm financially responsible and keep all of my bills ( other than rent) 6 months.

  • Watching the show it's like reading a textbook, with really bad off topic knock knock jokes The jokes trying to be funny, but throw you for a loop because you're trying to learn and The jokes are a waste of time because you're trying to ..... Carlson look like a pumpkin head .....learn Stop with the impressions

  • A pair of soulless governors creating a labyrinth of misery to avoid helping its citizens and a privileged get out garden party guest stating that if a person is hungry, that person would find a way to eat. A nation's revolution was launched based on actions similar to that and could be heading this way which would not bode well for the merchants of misery here just like that revolution. Btw, like everything else in America, the unemployment system needs a fresh restart.

  • Here in the Netherlands, our entire cabinet formally stepped down following a scandal where too many people applying for daycare benefits were flagged as doing so fraudulently. In the US it's not even really considered a big deal because oh yeah, basically every system is completely fucked up in many, many different ways. See: all of John's other pieces.

  • I bet my life Danielle Rivera is a LIFETIME republican, who voted for Scott and Desantis… you big dummy!

  • “Lots of states”= Republican ran states

  • Did you say something to the effect that itd be "good if Twitter did something bout their Nazi problem"? Are you seriously calling for online censorship John? Please don't tell me your another shitlib like so many others... The vast majority of us can handle bad speak without the need to turn into Alex Jones fanatics. These days you have SLflow deleting content that has journo/creators calling out establishment media misinformation news clips, not for copyright infringements, but misinformation guidelines... But then leaving the original establishment outlets video uploaded! There's even an instance of being penalised for a video upload that was never made public, it had been left on private and then deleted, and he was still hit. Meanwhile Biden is using Facebook while saying if banned from one platform, you should be banned from all. And the government will decide whats allowed to be posted, and inform Zuckerberg who to take action on. So careful what you wish for mate. man I hope I'm wrong about you, as you seem like a voice for the little man...

  • If I was starving, and near death, and you had a baby... I'd be thinking..."6 minutes per pound in the oven oughta do it." Is that what you want, conservatives? Me getting famous for a "Baby Cook Book"?

  • Wow. I remember hearing Morgan Freeman talk about getting on unemployment and having "one year to get on his feet" in his new acting career. Benefits also used to be one year in Georgia - until Republicans took over. A wealthy Senator introduced a limit of nine months, claiming it would "motivate the unemployed to take available jobs"... Just tone deaf and cruel, especially to those with a career path or specialized training. This is insurance. A trust fund that workers pay into...NOT a welfare handout.

  • People on unemployment will typically use that time to find a new job as people typically like to live on more than the bare minimum while see how successful homeless people are at gaining employment as the landlord isnt gonna wait around while someone's finding a way lol

  • All of this sounds worryingly like the UK system.

  • And yet somehow working part time at a Starbucks in Florida I made less money than I would’ve hypothetically on unemployment. So glad I switched jobs

  • Fascinating how "people are less motivated when there's a check coming in" while simultaneously "we shouldn't tax jeff bezo's b/c he works harder than everyone else, b/c billionaires are the hardest working people in the world"

  • unemployment is an artificially created tragedy created by capitalism for capitalists so that they have a cheap pool of labour to draw on at all times. the logic being employees can't negotiate fairly for a higher wage and better conditions if there's millions kept waiting to take their place. this isn't even controversial we know that it's been the goal of every government since Reagan to have a pool of unemployed labour cheaply available to their puppet masters

  • If any unemployment person resorted to crime (especially cannibalism) in order to eat, they should quote Laura Ingraham in paint or blood on the crime scene floor.

  • That hunger statement... Uhh, has anybody here read Orwell's book "1984"?

  • Lol it's the worst parent advise I have heard any parent give to their child

  • All these women like Laura Ingram , Ann gunter etc seems like flush their intellect down the drain. Bye Laura Ingram your first name means Dick head in my native language.

  • few years back he did show on same topic and under a minute he mentioned trump. slflow.info/town/wZlkp6Wu23rPqmc/video now he did whole video without mentioned Biden. no show on Palestine and Israel conflict or afganistan situation because it puts current administration in bad light of bad decisions.

  • Florida: America's vestigial penis. Complete with its own bootleg Voldemort.

  • In my country the Covid fund was registered using your cellphone

  • Holy fu@$....when the hell did Sesame Street get so dark? No bloody wonder kids are all so messed up these days...

  • John Oliver mentioning the 'two-strand twist', this just made my afternoon 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • I bet you Tupac Shakur still waiting for payment doing multiple identity verification....

  • Man they ain't even paying nobody anymore... People still making claims but they ain't paying shit....

  • When your hungry that's one thing, but when you starve to death that's a tragedy.

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  • Hungry people are 100% more likely to Breaking the law just to survive

  • So then, where IS all the unemployment money going?

  • Laura Ingraham, another person with too much money, telling people with little to none saying, Figure it out.

  • What an F-ing idiot. Yea, what the chances of tow people having the same name is any country?

  • 8:45 HUNGER, UH, BRINGS DRIVE. HUNGER FOR OPPORTUNITY, HUNGER FOR A PAYCHECK, HUNGER FOR ACTUAL FOOD, HUNGER FOR A LIFESTYLE A WAY OF LIFE. BOY, YOU FIND IT VWHEN THERE'S NO HELPING HAND" - LAURA INGRAHAM

  • If having enough money to buy food is bad because it causes people to not work as hard, we *definitely* shouldn't allow people to be rich.

  • If only the unemployment system was run by the federal government it would be just as good as the disability system...oh wait... Did you know federal disability payments are less than Florida's unemployment benefits before the pandemic?

  • 3:04 ...the Caymans? _*REALLY?*_. You meant to say Delaware, or Panama or Switzerland or Wyoming.

  • "I see you Elmo's mom!" I'm literally Dead ☠️ 😂 🤣

  • I know in my town unemployment benefits are an issue because no one collecting unemployment wants to work right now they would rather get the $300 bonus per week plus unemployement then actually work I know people in my town have been taking advantage of the extra benefits over the last year and a half. Myself I was no so lucky as get fired of laid off during the pandemic I am an essential worker so I had to work my normal job getting less then even $600 a week off pay roll only wishing I would get fired or laid off so I could get the massive benefits . Sadly I didn't do anything I could do to get fired and still get a way to collect the unemployment benefits because I know one day they will run out and I would need a good paying job.

  • I think I'm going to have to side with my dad on this one--if the state can't pay for unemployment, it shouldn't have to. I'm not confident that our country can handle a lot of unemployment claims. That said, though, I don't agree with messing up the system or discriminating against people who are entitled to the help.

  • haha 13:15 instead of praising or respecting the public servant who recognized his error and apologized for it, you had to smirk, mock him and make a race joke of it. Not your best moment John.

  • 17:55 I did a vlog about 3 years ago with the same issue, I know Mr Oliver is a football fan and my point was about Javier Tebas (who runs La Liga and supports Real Madrid) trying to accuse PSG and Man City of 'financial doping'... Pot kettle black Also we've had the same problem back here in the UK with Boris Johnson calling Matt Hancock 'f*cking clueless' In both situations what's being said is right, but the source it's come from isn't just dubious, it's comic irony personified

  • That black woman writer the show hired is making her mark. I love it.

  • "Hunger brings drive", for a short while maybe. But you're not supposed to live like that for a long period of time. That's called starvation. Which kills people by the way.

  • Damn Taxachusetts, I hate paying a tiny amount more for things to actually work....other than the T xD

  • Being rasist against a baby while joking about rasisim. Love this guy

  • I hate that no matter what I watch, youtube will play john oliver when its over. so terrible.

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  • Listen, Mr Ramsey. _Ten_ out of ten people could be abusing the system. I wouldn't give two shits. People need those benefits far more than we need the _pennies_ people are taking out of the system fraudulently. And the fraud department is doing just as much, if not _more_ exploitation of the system, penalizing people without cause, because they're paranoid of some group of wellfare queens. Are we seriously so upset at poor people "cheating the system" over poverty wages that we'd rather let people starve in the streets? The assholes like Ramsey making these decisions have never been within 100 meters of a food bank. They're not the ones at risk here. _Take_ my tax money. I don't care if every cent goes towards some bum who just sits at home all day. It's better that, than it go to some bullshit fighter jet, or towards a bailout, or some tax credit for walmart.

  • So now we know Elmo is black

  • 8:35, Laura sounds like she's advocating for crime.

  • im pretty sure laura ingrams mom is in hell🤣....lauras face is so sharp she can cut a diamond....lauras face has so many angles that we can't comprehended in 3 dimensions it's like a tesseract 😂

  • "Slenderman's understudy " - had me almost laughing harder then when John called Tucker Carlson's face, the embodiment of the word thud.

  • One day the poor will snap and slaughter the rich for everything they have got.

  • aircraft are only required to carry enough oxygen for the crew and 10% of the passengers.

  • Its not just people preending to be called Tupac Shakur falsely claiming - how many "James Browns"', "Robert Johnsons" -even "Michael Jackons" are claiming beneit? I, mean, I could go on ...

  • I actually met the "Tupac Shakur" guy and received his mixtape in a very weird bathroom incident at a club that is now closed in Cininnati. Dude, you wrote some bangers, and I'm sorry I wasn't the record mogul you thought I was.

  • For anyone who wants to take the next step towards understanding whats going on and the actual state of things, here you go. 🐱‍👤 Secular talk The Rational National Jimmy Dore,

  • I live in Michigan, and we discovered that the 70 percent failure rate in the unemployment system, was purposely, purposely, put in place. Those politicians are dirty.

  • "It would be much to go with a federal system." Those 10 words are anathema to to ANYONE in the Republican party. Doesn't matter if you're a MAGA Moron, Ron Paul Supporter, a neo-con, conservative Christian, or whatever wing you believe as a Republican, the Federal Government is The Enemy, a threat to the "common man" (meaning whites, of course). Regan summed up the words of the Republican's number one core belief. "The most damaging words in the English Language are 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" But that didn't start with Regan. That belief has always been the core belief when it was the Democrat-Republican party (under Thomas Jefferson).

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  • How to Change it? Maybe vote different? There are no big choices for the average people in Florida.

  • oh man, the shape of florida on a map just is symbolic what aging majority lives there...

  • Oh you gotta love those N.W.A.s (Nebraskans with accordions)