John Oliver examines federal budget on Last Week Tonight

Last Week Tonight highlights the important programs on the chopping block

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So on this week's episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver closely analyzed both the budget's proposals and the press statements about it by White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney ("whose name, when spoken in my accent, sounds like what you'd call a random Irish person if you were trying to get him to fight you"). It seems a bit odd considering a lot of the proposed cuts will negatively impact large numbers of citizens who voted for Trump.

"And Trump himself should know that, given that in [Trump's book] The Art of The Deal he said this: 'You can't con people, at least not for long". While breaking down the numbers, Oliver did admit he couldn't be completely certain about where all the money was going, because he doesn't "speak fluent toddler psychopath". "Thanks for helping us out, Agriculture Department", he cracked. "But if you don't deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on". "I think people are catching on. A Regretitor if you will: half-man, half-regretful beast, cursed to roam the planet until one day you're finally released from your prison by the inevitable firing you'll receive in, oh let's say, two-and-a-half weeks, shall we?" John Oliver calling Duke a vampire school?

Discussing the proposed budget, Oliver made particular note of the planned cuts for the EPA, State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), saying all three were symbolic of Trump's conservative-fueled disdain for any government programs that impeded corporate expansion and profits. I'm still a little puzzled that Oliver's still a functioning human being on television. "And so you can afford military and all of the other things".

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