Unemployment: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Publicēšanas datums 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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  • It hurts when you say "mom" with a British accent

  • Look into Ohio's unemployment process

  • Please do a California episode!!!!

  • We live in a world where someone will take a TV so old they can't even sell it, put it on the curb as trash - and will pour water into the electronics "just in case" someone could've made use of it without paying. That. That's why the unemployment system is fucked.

  • Wait ... "Weapons-grade Cocaine"? In my hood we call that Meth my boi

  • Eat the rich. Only the strong protest will lead to change, or else nothing will change.

  • John Oliver saying Mom, not Mum: traitor!!

  • Not to take the conversations away from these subjects, just we're dealing with a SA crisis right now. I want to help, I think this is helping.. I can't believe I haven't seen anyone else speak on the Dobrik cases like this. They watched it happened. joked about it. Made money off of it, and had over 5 million people a wall- or a door crack away from watching it too... I feel weak, sick to my stomache....

  • When there's no work, and unemployment benefits are impossible to get... people do find a way to eat. Crime.

  • Figuring how to eat and have a home, medical care, clothing etc is a full time job with overtime, morons

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  • Andrew yang we need you and your UBI !

  • Look I've been poor and starving before. I dropped 35 pounds in 3 months because I was eating one meal a day. The idea that you are gonna find more food is retarded. Man I was taking the elevator to save calories.

    • How long have these people ever gone without eating? Have they ever missed a day or two? How about three or a whole work week? House is empty and you dont get paid till Friday so you drink water and grit your teeth. The weekend comes and you can barely stand but you cook some tacos and cry while you eat. You cry because you know it wont last, because food has never tasted so good but more than anything you cry because some people out there didnt get to eat today.

    • This gets me fucked up because people dont know that pain. Eating your meal for the day and then going to bed while your stomach is full because its impossible to sleep with the hunger pains. Drinking water or milk for a meal. Eating out with people you have to force yourself to eat slow because you're so ravenous. You all finish eating and you cant help but wanna finish the scraps on other peoples plates and you hate yourself for that but your know tomorrow the hunger will come back so you swallow your pride and ask anyway. People who dont know really cant understand. This shit hurts on a lot of levels.

  • I'm in Australia and on our version of unemployment (Jobseeker) and have to apply to 15 jobs per month in order to get $40 a day, but hey, at least our system is centralised.

  • 13:25 cringe

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  • To Laura Ingraham “roadblocks put in place by Republicans creates hunger” and then that leads to starvation, Ms. Ingraham. In Canada the Employment Insurance system is uniform and robust across all provinces. AND we have fast tracking programmes that ensure individuals can retrain quickly in order to get back to work. American policy is to create hunger and then not give so much as a chicken wing to gnaw on.

  • 😆 I see you, John Olly!

  • Oh yeah? You want to know how this pans out? Australia is already going through aaaaaaaaaall of these bad changes you mentioned. Now up to 15 jobs a month we MUST apply for.

  • This shit is exactly what's been going on in Australia, expect bordering on worse. Our payments nation-wide are ~$270 a week. Look up the currency conversion. Then consider that our cost of living is higher. We have to search for 20 jobs a month. They're now implementing a program where you have to do useless "skills training" as well. For extra fun, look up what happened with "robodebt". And now with the Indue cashless card. It's super fucked. Our government seems to want to humiliate and starve poor people.

    • @ausieemu Man thats fuked that up ...more and more the world is becoming for the elites

    • @Clint Stewart We still use cash, the government is planning on rolling out a cashless card for people on unemployment though, so they have no control over their money :(

    • jesus never imagina Australia being like that, its a no cash nation now ?

  • "Arbeit Mach Frei"...US has a long way to go.

  • It very much was Elmo's fault

  • Burn and Eat the Rich

  • Have you done a TV show on how hard it us to find work? It is impossible to meet the standards for employment

  • Canada is a federal system. The idea is to keep skilled workers available in their field. It depends on if we have a liberal or conservative govt, and it has been eroded over the last 30 years or so.

  • Forget about unemployment benefits the thing is people are not allowed to work and you can be fired for looking at someone the wrong way.

  • People fund unemployment benefits also through the payment of unemployment insurance

  • I'm still flabbergasted that things like this go on in America, the so-called "city upon a shiny hill". All that tax revenue that could've helped hardworking people who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own is in the pockets of billionaires offshore or their Manhattan penthouse apartment portfolios. And Florida wonders why the world thinks it's a backwater dump! The likes of DeSantis love to rile against big business when it suits them, but they have effectively sold the souls of Floridian workers to appease the very big business, big pharma & "elites" they claim to hate. Yet Massachuets is a far more prosperous and business friendly environment as its workers are undoubtedly more skilled because it's a more attractive place to work, due to its better pay, and at least the workers are better looked after. But woe, Floridians & Kentuckians will still vote for these fools who publicly show them zero respect.

  • or the old saying people can't protest if they are hungry.

  • SLENDERMAN UNDERSTUDY

  • Slenderman understudy Sen Rick Scott! 😂😂😂

  • Poor lil elmo leave him alone

  • If we drug test the unemployed, we should test Congressmen as well. We don't need to support that lifestyle with government money.

  • I applied for unemployment exactly a year ago and my unemployment office just ghosted me for months, and then sent me an email months later assuming I had just sorted it out. Never received unemployment.

  • This show has gone from light hearted joking about news stories to John screaming into the camera

  • Pfh. John Oliver with his privilege. Weapons grade cocaine indeed! Meanwhile the cogs like us are stuck with crushed cold meds cut with baby powder.

    • Ps, don't mistake baby powder with shoe deodorizer. Just trust me on that.

  • I would like to thank John Oliver for making me appreciate the fact that I don't live in the US.

  • "we are actively looking choosing not to do it, which is a fucking disgrace" I don't think that bit got aired.

  • Another episode of "why Australia, as badly as it's run, is far better than the US"

  • "We succeeded in preventing people who need help to get help!" - "WHERE IS THE APPLAUSE?!?!?!?!?!"

  • This entire video is just "the rich don't care about the poor and want every excuse to not give them enough resources to survive. Is anyone surprised? No? Yeah me neither..."

  • I wish there was 400% recuperation for mistakes the government officials and police do.

  • Tell you what, that Laura Ingram would have LOVED old Maggie Thatcher. Fairly certain she said something similar...

  • When you're unemployed life basically stops, you can't pay for a date, can't buy a house, your fiance dumps you, can't buy a car. I once heard an economist say that it's serves a purpose in the economy... preventing the economy from "overheating". I got hit with unemployment back in the mid-80s oil crisis depression in Texas. My heart goes out to people that are unemployed. It's not easy but I survived it and you can too.

  • What did she say about Mickey Mouse??????????

  • is it just me or its sickening learning how the Floridian administration went out of its way to make sure people couldn't get the help they needed. it's downright sadistic. it wasn't there to reduce fraud, the level of restriction they had was well beyond that level. that was the government that actively sought to harm its own citizens. how shameful. and then to brag about those numbers. that's a psychopath for you.

  • and thats how the hunger games started

  • Now you are old

  • I wonder if conservatives really think that making people's lives shitty is a great way to give people the drive to succeed, or if they're just soft-lobbying for the rich who don't want to pay more taxes.

  • I thought it was the heat and humidity keeping me out of Florida but this video just added loads of other reasons to stay out.

  • The system hasn't "badly broken down", Mr Oliver. It has been deliberately dismantled by successive Republican governments.

  • We have similar issues in Australia. Our unemployment benefits are below the poverty line, and the system is deliberately broken and neglected. A little while back the government falsely accused a whole bunch of people of benefits fraud, hounding multiple people to suicide. Benefits were raised during the pandemic, but they've since dropped back down to an insulting, insignificantly higher amount than they were originally. But that's what you get when conservatives are in power: war on poor people.

  • This goes a long way to prove the theory that alternative source of income is direly needed in this economy of ours.I have set aside $200,000 solely for the purpose of investing in stocks and cryptocurrency. With that being said, I just need directives.

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  • 08:32 - Laura Ingraham sounds like a propagandist in Ceausescu-era Romania: "Starving? Work harder!"

  • What i dont understand, why the people dont grab the damn pitchforks and walk up to their politician homes. I mean they do some trickery doo and harassing their citizen, so they could do the same. I would be so angered if affected... This dog shite politicians wouldnt be able to sleep well again. What a disgrace... Should serve but himiliate...

  • Try claiming unemployment (called Universal Credit) in the UK, where you receive around £73 a week and often have to spend up to 35 hours a week job searching, or you risk being sanctioned and having your money stopped.

  • Never laughed ONCE... This just made me MAD! Anyone else feel the same?

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  • The thing I like about the first amendment is that you saying what you like gives me the right to say that I don't like you much. Isn't America Great?

  • Laura Ingram's future in politics: founder of The Donner Party! P.S: in Australia, unemployment actually went down after lockdown as cleaning companies had to hire extra staff to fulfill orders regarding public venues. Have fun in your self- made hell, dumba$$es!

  • He's another 'in Australia' comment (my apologies in advance): We have three systems of welfare payments (that I know of, there may be more) for the unemployed. And, yeah, this does make things more complicated and Centrelink is a fucking nightmare to deal with but it also means that you can tailor eligibility requirements more finely. 1: There's AusStudy (which isn't actually called AusStudy anymore but I'm not a student anymore so I haven't bothered to remember what it is called now) which is for students in Tertiary education and there are a lot of restrictions on this one. For one, as a friend of mine found out a couple years ago, it doesn't cover you if you're in TAFE or an apprenticeship, only university. Secondly, if you live in the same city as your parents and they earn over a certain salary a year, your benefits will be so low it's not worth fighting Centrelink for them. That's regardless of the relationship you have with your parents. One of my sister's friends broke contact with her parents because they kept trying to push her into church, but hey she still lives in the same city so they'll be supporting her financially, right? Also, the actual benefits payments are really low so you'll probably also need at least part-time work. 2: We do have a blanket Unemployment Benefit but I know very little about it. I would guess that it's supposed to cover anyone missed by other schemes but whether or not it does this and does it effectively, I have no idea. Probably not, as a guess. 3: There's also JobSeeker (which I think has also changed names now?) and I think this is the one that Florida and Friends emulating. It requires you to be registered with an employment office and to apply for a certain number of jobs a month and, in return, your benefit payments will be higher than they would be under the blanket Unemployment Benefit or AusStudy -- ALSO, you can actually work and still receive JobSeeker provided your salary from the job remains under a certain threshold and you report that income in your claims which helps with under-employment (a huge problem both here and in the US). The problem with the Florida-approach is that when you don't have the blanket Unemployment Benefit there are a fuckton of people who will not qualify for JobSeeker (for all the reasons John Oliver mentioned) and they're probably the ones who need the most assistance. Finally, I will just mention (as another black-mark against us), one of the few things I know about the blanket benefits system is that it is so shitty that a lot of people (my brother, my cousin as examples) are on JobSeeker and applying for jobs they are wildly unqualified for so they won't become employed in order to have an income that is (mostly) livable. I think the system itself is great and avoids the Conservative complaint of Benefits being a disincentive (and, yeah, that's not ideal but compromising and avoiding complaints is how legislation gets passed. I'd rather a Welfare law that panders to bigots than a Welfare bill that doesn't but never gets passed). I also think the roll-out, implementation, and oversight are absolutely fucking appalling and it makes me so mad that once again admin is not being given the funding it needs to function and is then blamed for the failure. It's like... y'all remember the LWT Infrastructure piece when John says that you don't get to cut a ribbon for routine maintenance? People like shiny new big ideas (for infrastructure, for social welfare) but they don't care so much how to actually make them happen or how to maintain them once they're in place. (Rant over. Sorry for the long comment)

  • I wonder what Laura would do if she were hungry?

  • Laura Ingraham needs to get off cable news and go back to whatever Little Miss Hitler pageant she crawled out of.

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  • We just shouldn't be talking about this in 2021. We shouldn't be the richest country in the world still talking about homeless, starving, desperate people. We shouldn't be blowing millions on bombs when we can't look after our own. If we're so desperate to export our democracy, hadn't we better make sure it works?

  • As an English man, I’ve only just got to watch this and I laughed too much.....

  • TL;DR - Elmo is fucking over the US unemployment system.

  • Notice also the asymmetry between the wealthy and poor when it comes to fraud? When the poor do it on benefits, they get 400% surcharges (if not gaol). When the corporates and wealthy do it (as in taxes), not so much. Agreements are reached. Deals are made. Communism failed in the Soviet states less because of its inherent flaws, but more because of its endemic corruption. The same is happening to "capitalism" in the west - now deeply corrupt and inequitable, and still getting worse. Something nasty is coming because no political system, like democracy, can survive once its been hollowed out by the criminal grifters that now seem to rule us.

  • “American dream “

  • My brother only got his because our mom used her Karen abilities to bully the governor’s office into making sure he got it. Literally the only reason he ever got money was cause my mom harassed the governor

  • Who the fuck is Macklemore?

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  • I live in Massachusetts and it's not 1200 a week. It's a base rate and if you never collected and had a higher rate of pay.... They just don't give you 1200 a week I just collected the first time in my life it was 700 a week and I made 50k a year for years. It's all based on what you made

  • I agree. Subscribed.

  • The United States is a hell hole. Richest nation on Earth. But you wouldn’t think it.

  • Take her $15,000,000 a year a way and see how motivated she becomes.

  • I consider the millions I keep offshore in the Cayman islands a necessity not a luxury, or at least I would if I had millions offshore.

  • 8:30 *being hungry makes you find a way to eat* Another thing to understand is, that way, might just be turning to crime. Poverty drives crime.

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  • I need Elmo's mom's Instagram

  • Here in Arkansas my unemployment benefits were $83 a week.

  • Having a basic skills check is really quite insulting, they're not qualifying a high school certificate. Also, if they fail, that's on the government as well, so they now just owe you an education as well as unemployment benefits.

  • "...find a way to eat" Coming from someone who never struggle in her life

  • In Australia, when you are on unemployment they give out a lot of menial tasks. One time I was told I needed to apply for 20 jobs a week, and guess what happened? I ran out of jobs that I was qualified for, so I just applied to everything. Saturating the market in a way that made it infuriating for employers to actually find people qualified. One time they put me to work for $4 an hour for someone who would sexually assult me almost everyday, and when I complained about it they said I would need to try harder than that to get out of this, and if I did anything out of line they would stop my payments. This went on for 6 months. They told me that I need to get my license and I told them that I couldn't do that. I was shouted at in an office of people who didn't even flinch, talking about how lazy I am, how I will never get anywhere in life, I was told that I would probably die in the streets. I then explained to the unemployment agent that I cant see out of one eye and I only have half of my vision in my other eye and that I legally can't drive.they didn't like that answer. That was when my payments were stopped. I lived off of my mum and sister while I tried to find a job. I now have an amazing job that I love, but I am forever trumatized by what happened while I was in the unemployment system.

    • Holy crap that’s horrible, so good you finally got out of that. I was about to suggest move to Narre Warren, their centerlink is way nicer but I’m glad you had family to support you though it. That is so messed up, I hope you heal from this trauma.

  • John, look up Australia Centrelink Robodebt . . . We had the same Govt attempt to recoup supposed wrong payments.

  • If you want to be horrified google, Australia Robodebt!

  • please do a show on time shares

  • drug test elected government employees?

  • The US has so many problems recently.

  • The drug comment actually resonated with me, sadly. Unfortunately there are sectors where you don’t get the time and opportunity to get proper medical attention or even while being legally in the country, you are not able to seek treatment for injuries and sickness because of barriers such as language and time, making those spend a large portion of their meager salaries with OTC that might or might not be effective enough to even allow them to continue working. Treating the underlining problem while living paycheck to paycheck? The triple whammy of no time, no money much less opportunity for that slaps those in the face whenever the thought of seeking assistance comes to mind.

  • Laura Ingraham is a special kind of evil

  • I'm now going to think of 3 words whenever someone mentions John Oliver: Weapons-grade Cocaine.

  • Woah woah woah, you can't say that about my fiancé. Oh you're talking to me about me... Andrew Yang- Save me, The Brit is yelling at me... and Elmo.

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  • Felicia Winters once said: "Our society can only become stronger by lifting those at the bottom, not pushing them deeper." Despite this, Zachary Hudson was still able to beat her in the election and she now serves as Shadow President. Of course, my information might be a little dated, since I haven't been back there since the Thargoids started appearing...

  • Admiration

  • “Weapons grade cocaine”. Lol, I like that classification.

  • John I'm sure every country has problems... but ... America Wat a SHHTT SHOW 😜😜💩💩 Avarice by god peddlers

  • And Laura's mother now says, " Good God, what the he'll is wrong with you?"

  • We have almost exactly the same issue with an automatic recoup system, which is bullshit. I was expecting a Repo Men reference when you mentioned surgery BTW. It's all good until Emilio Estevez and the last king of Scotland turn up on your doorstep!