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Happy Belated Tax Day! “We Absolutely Blew It!”

John Oliver had a fantastic bit on taxes, and I meant to post it on April 15th. I forgot, somehow, but then resolved to post it anyway, albeit a few days late. Now we are well into May, and I realize that I completely spaced this post.

So even though this post may not have the same punch as it does on tax day, when we lament the amount of money that we have to pay to fund Trump’s increased security needs or Jeff Sessions’ quixotic renewal of the absurd “war on drugs,” it’s still worth taking a look.

Oliver deftly breaks down the tax situation here in the U.S., with his characteristic quick wit and poignant humor, demonstrating how the recent “tax reform” (so-called) was really just yet another form of corporate welfare and more goodies for the rich (i.e., for Trump himself). “We absoltely blew it!” he notes, and this is something we all know, but what makes Oliver’s segments so good is the way he weaves together substantial analysis with comedy. True satire:

 

 

Also see Tax cut riches have gone to execs and investors over workers by nearly 3-to-1 margin

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