USPS: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

As the U.S. Postal Service faces financial catastrophe, John Oliver discusses why the service is so important, what brought it to this point, and what we can do to help.
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  1. Sonja Maglothin

    Sonja Maglothinпреди 6 часа

    I love USPS. I’ve lived at 2 different addresses in Oregon, and UPS could not be relied upon to deliver packages to either one. FedEx was hit or miss. The only shipping service I trust is USPS - and it’s so much more affordable! I would gladly pay double their rates; they would still be cheaper (and shipping times are usually much faster than UPS/FedEx for standard service). Postal workers are such vital members of every community in America, everyone should take a moment to consider the great work they do.

  2. Marlon M Núñez

    Marlon M Núñezпреди 6 часа

    Please stop being a liberal; start being a Socialist. Write to Congress to throw money at the problem, undo some legislation, and have working families give even more of themselves to bail out their own services? How about NATIONALIZE AMAZON instead? Great piece in The Nation along those lines.

  3. Michael Crabtree

    Michael Crabtreeпреди 6 часа

    You think it's "strange" that the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act passed with bipartisan support when it's responsible for tanking the USPS? Take a break from your penchant for Karen-like shock and outrage and realize why the passing of such an act is not "strange" but "deliberate". Republicans had a better grasp on economics, and they knew what they were doing. You however do not.

  4. arenasification

    arenasificationпреди 6 часа

    the lack of respect for animals on this show is shocking

  5. Flame Emerald

    Flame Emeraldпреди 7 часа

    My mom ships ALL of her online sales through the USPS and plus, many USPS offices hire a significant amount of U.S. veterans

  6. Stephen D

    Stephen Dпреди 9 часа

    I have no idea why there would be more than 16,000 comments because of a USPS informational video.

  7. Sandy Gan

    Sandy Ganпреди 9 часа

    John Oliver is a national treasure

  8. Lee MacKinnell

    Lee MacKinnellпреди 12 часа

    I went to order my stamps but they don't ship to Australia :(

  9. veevee306

    veevee306преди 13 часа

    I am a nurse and recently cared for a patient whose mail carrier noticed he was not collecting his mail, and called police for a welfare check. The mail carrier saved the man's life. He had fallen and lain unresponsive for a full week and had full-thickness wounds that he is healing from now.

  10. Johnathan Geek

    Johnathan Geekпреди 13 часа

    No, actually in some cases UPS and Fedex are MUCH CHEAPER when it comes to large/heavy packages going across more than a few postal zones. FedEx just made rate changes this year that made them even more competitive. The pension funding for 70 years is ridiculous and needs to go... but the generous pay and pensions the unionized USPS workers get also need reforming, they are far and above what comparable private sector workers get (the non-unionized "contract workers" the USPS uses don't get any of those benefits or high pay.)

  11. Gingerale Cranbrbrbrb

    Gingerale Cranbrbrbrbпреди 20 часа

    show seem empty without laughter, so I have a laugh track playing every time you make a joke to make it feel less empty.

  12. Sarah

    Sarahпреди 22 часа

    Squee! I got one of the giveaway stamp pages today! Thank you, Last Week Tonight!

  13. Mary Kim

    Mary Kimпреди 23 часа

    Lol I love how the Right attacks its own supporters and many of these supporters don’t even know... oh the irony

  14. Mary Kim

    Mary Kimпреди 17 часа

    bilinas mini I never said anything about amazon you blithering idiot

  15. bilinas mini

    bilinas miniпреди 17 часа

    well amazon does suck.

  16. Laura Lee Originally

    Laura Lee Originallyпреди 23 часа

    That is the girl that thinks she is 2 sizes smaller than she actually is. She is in denial that she needs to move over to the plus size store...c'mon and join the rest of us and moooove over.

  17. Robert Arnold

    Robert Arnoldпреди ден

    I'm so happy I just received my last week tonight stamps 👍

  18. bilinas mini

    bilinas miniпреди 17 часа

    refused to fund the USPS that's a Constitutional requirement under Article 1, Sec 8 para.6. "To provide post officer and postal roads."

  19. Dale Wilson

    Dale Wilsonпреди ден

    Father was a hatchery man. Mailed lots of chick each week. The number I remember him giving multiple times was 3 days until food or water after hatch. I think we'd have lost more than we did it if was only 1 day.

  20. AFugy

    AFugyпреди ден

    Tonight John doesn't understand where the government gets money from and what other people are saying. My mom died 2 years ago you pos.

  21. Eli Aloisi

    Eli Aloisiпреди ден

    every john oliver segment: blah blah *20 minutes* blahblah ORANGE MAN BAD

  22. Jackye Clayton

    Jackye Claytonпреди ден

    Got my stamps today!!!!

  23. Brian Berget

    Brian Bergetпреди ден

    As a Nurse - am I essential or sacrificial, barely registers as dark humor.

  24. benedictify

    benedictifyпреди ден

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="860">14:20</a> she's an 8 out of 10 for me

  25. benedictify

    benedictifyпреди ден

    If I live out in the boondocks, I can use email to order physical goods and foodstuffs to be transported to my door. Via email.

  26. benedictify

    benedictifyпреди ден

    "which is -- and this is true -- better!"

  27. Gork Skoal

    Gork Skoalпреди ден

    I fail to see the issue with a boob shirt saying priority on tit.

  28. R Odette Gross

    R Odette Grossпреди ден

    i just ordered my stamps! i'm so excited!! My Father was USPS worker--30+ years, and was an officer in his local APWU. thank you John, for being so aware.

  29. Judy Z

    Judy Zпреди ден

    The one idiot who said Congress "can" but doesn't need to provide post offices is wronng. The Constitution says "To establish post office and postal roads" not that it can, but to establish means it's something they need to do. No private business will serve the people as efficiently and inexpensively as our USPS. This is something that Charles and David Koch want therefore the republicans do what they want, rid us of government. Trump is also the joke, not the USPS. When he said "for some reason" blah, blah, well the reason they lose money with Amazon is the republians who forced them into it. USPS has been self supporting for a very long time not taking tax payers dollars, But republicans under Bush in 2006 crippled them with a $5 billion a month payment for a retiree health plan NOT intended to be used for 75 years and had to fund it in 10 years. Why? Well, to cripple it as republicans do with any government agency on the Koch hit list, but gasp.....they wanted to replace aging dely vehicles with electric ones and that offended the fossil fuel giants.

  30. Judy Z

    Judy Zпреди ден

    The USPS as a business is as idiotic as government being run like a corporation, which the current President think's he's the CEO of USA, Inc.

  31. Judy Z

    Judy Zпреди ден

    Seems I recall that the :outgoing" Postmaster was fired by Trump to be replaced by one of his campaign donors and Trump himself, while funding every corporation and bank, refused to fund the USPS that's a Constitutional requirement under Article 1, Sec 8 para.6. "To provide post officer and postal roads."

  32. Hello Hi

    Hello Hiпреди ден

    well amazon does suck.

  33. Hello Hi

    Hello Hiпреди ден

    how do USPS workers feel about losing benefit security if John gets his way?

  34. Hello Hi

    Hello Hiпреди ден

    how do they not make money?

  35. Despicably Irascible Rapscallion

    Despicably Irascible Rapscallionпреди ден

    Somebody tell Rave Dubin.

  36. yroohj gouy

    yroohj gouyпреди ден

    The real problem with the 2006 Bill was that it required the USPS to pre-fund 75 years of pensions! Ask Fedex, UPS and Amazon to do that and see what happens.

  37. Eli Rhys Stark

    Eli Rhys Starkпреди ден

    when I was a kid, we had chickens and we got babies mailed to us.

  38. yroohj gouy

    yroohj gouyпреди ден

    The irony when you live in canda, buy mr nutterbutter stamps and get them delivered by fedex

  39. Kaijsa Dragonborn

    Kaijsa Dragonbornпреди ден

    F*CK FedEx; only the worst pieces of shiit are left in the corporate office. I'm enjoying watching Amazon crush TF outta them.

  40. Gork Skoal

    Gork Skoalпреди ден

    I will adjust my statement for now USPS can go fuck itself. I ordered a few things last week the fucking bitch ass sluts won't have one in till tuesday, after letting the fucking thing not fucking move. The sluts didn't get back to me about anyfucking thing. So yeah it can go out of business. Get replaced by something vastly better. Like something that'd make sending physical shit the same ease as email.

  41. Oleg Shpak

    Oleg Shpakпреди ден

    Not a single reference to The Postman movie. Weird.

  42. wnnalis cioov

    wnnalis cioovпреди ден

    Listening to Trump speak really hurt my brain, he speaks like a toddler.

  43. Chris Cherubini

    Chris Cherubiniпреди 2 дни

    if this video is monetized, youtube most definitely favors news networks more than its actual users.

  44. Jerzy Feliks

    Jerzy Feliksпреди 2 дни

    I don't know about the U.S. but I live in the UK. In the peak of a lock down, all parcels were placed in plastic bags so that they were safe to handle. The deliverymen were equipped with face masks and gloves. When they delivered a package they placed it on your door step, rung a bell and stepped couple of meters back and wait for you to pick it up. They lift the restrictions on the "sign for" packages where they would ask you for your name and sign it for you. I can't speak for everybody working in the Royal Mail because this evidence is simply anecdotal but my deliveryman was always smiling (when he wasn't wearing a mask) and always gave me thumbs up when I was picking the parcel, so hopefully the postal service workers here in UK were looked after. Also, I work on one of the contracts for Post Office (they were privatized couple of years back, Post Office owns the branches and provide multiple services like banking, travel money etc. while Royal Mail is purely the postal service) and I can confirm (even though US has 5 times the population while being 40 times bigger) that the Post Office in small, remote (for UK standards) communities are absolutely crucial, especially for the older folks - they collect their pension there, pay their bills for utilities and more often than not, for old people living alone, the are one of the few occasions where they chat to other people. They really do provide more than just a postal service, they provide community service

  45. wnnalis cioov

    wnnalis cioovпреди ден

    used to work for Canada Post and wow are American shipping prices ever cheap by comparison. In most cases they are 3 times cheaper even with the exchange rates.


    MICHAEL ROBBINSпреди 2 дни

    I’ve just retired from the Post Office. Worked as a carrier for the last 21 years. The public has no idea how poorly it is run by people who are incompetent or just don’t care. I really liked the 21 years I spent there. I’ve had good friends with fellow carriers and my customers who I carried mail to years but the Post Office is it’s own worst enemy.

  47. My Name

    My Nameпреди 2 дни

    My God. The stupidity in this video is stunning. Never forget: Half of the population has an IQ of less than 100. -- Me "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public." -- Various Attributions If you think this video isn't about making money you really don't understand how the economy works. I guess he has to be entertaining (in the stupidest possible way) to keep the attention of his audience. At least he's got a couple of fact in there... Edit: variable -> various

  48. My Name

    My Nameпреди 2 дни

    "According to very carefully conducted studies my viewers hate Trump more than they hate anything else in the universe so every video I make has to say something rude about Trump." (I am definitely NOT a Trump supporter. Then again, I'm bright enough to understand that he's not actually personally responsible for everything bad that happens in the universe. I know. It's hard to imagine. But Trump's not actually God. Try to use your brain a tiny bit instead of just believing what you're told to believe. It's more about creating division than instructing you. And you're probably stupid. )

  49. My Name

    My Nameпреди 2 дни

    Typical LastWeekTonight commentary: "I'm going to make fun of a tiny little business that is probably supporting a family because I'm really a shit-head corporate shill and the giant multinational corporations that are paying me stupid amounts of money to say things that make people laugh at anyone who isn't a stupid wage-slave to a giant multinational corporation want me to make people think less of tiny little individuals selling things that other people actually do want and no giant multinational corporation can provide to them." You're a wage-slave asshole who is just getting paid better than the rest of the wage slaves, John Oliver. You might as well be picking cotton, asshole.

  50. My Name

    My Nameпреди 2 дни

    Also, yes, someone is clearly trying to murder the US Postal Service. Try to spend some time thinking about who would want to kill the post office. *cough* Ama... *cough* zon... *cough*

  51. Lori Wolfcat

    Lori Wolfcatпреди 2 дни

    Please take this seriously everyone. The Post Offices Can close and we need to try everything we can. I hope they can be saved because they’re supposed to close on June 1st. I’m trying to tweet celebrities to get the word out, so hopefully more celebrities like John Oliver can try to make more people aware.

  52. John White

    John Whiteпреди 2 дни

    You need to phone in the audience laughing. It seems frivolous, but the show is just unwatchable without it. I haven't finished a single episode since you started doing this at home.

  53. Megan Dooley

    Megan Dooleyпреди 2 дни

    It appears the new postmaster has big changes...

  54. Jocelyn Suz

    Jocelyn Suzпреди 2 дни

    I am proud of our postal workers! My mom delivers to homes in rural WA and there is no way people out there can use email as a replacement. There are a lot of farms that, yes, they do mail live animals to each other! And to get high speed internet to those homes requires a LOT of expensive work. Those are just two of MANY reasons why the postal service is essential. They also should be getting hazard pay for delivering during this pandemic.

  55. chip chipperson

    chip chippersonпреди 2 дни

    i will suck any postal workers dick and do their job for federal benefits hmu

  56. Mr Clipper

    Mr Clipperпреди 2 дни

    The irony when you live in canda, buy mr nutterbutter stamps and get them delivered by fedex

  57. greg martin

    greg martinпреди 2 дни

    The real problem with the 2006 Bill was that it required the USPS to pre-fund 75 years of pensions! Ask Fedex, UPS and Amazon to do that and see what happens.

  58. nightcrowred

    nightcrowredпреди 2 дни

    Got my stamps today! My favorites are "Nutterbutter" & "and now... A stamp".

  59. Eric Fleetwood

    Eric Fleetwoodпреди 2 дни

    Our first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin. Mr. Trump's appointee does not seem to be of the same caliber.

  60. Joe Zhao

    Joe Zhaoпреди 2 дни

    emm, can we suggest USPS shipping those fk quarters for them washing machines?

  61. Asher Miller

    Asher Millerпреди 2 дни

    I really like watching this guy but I am so tired of his hard on for Trump. He talks about Trump more than my 7 year old talks about kidz bop.

  62. alisuo toko

    alisuo tokoпреди 2 дни

    I still love this show but it’s not as good somehow as it used to be. Hugs

  63. Jarrod Yuki

    Jarrod Yukiпреди 3 дни

    well i mean maybe it can be privatized or upgraded to a certain extent regarding service.

  64. alisuo toko

    alisuo tokoпреди 2 дни

    President Trump? He seems to manage losing billions every year with his businesses without even trying.

  65. G M

    G Mпреди 3 дни

    I've witnessed a woman receiving chickens at the post office.

  66. Pat Mooney

    Pat Mooneyпреди 3 дни

    #LastWeekTonight Canada does many of those things already. We have money order services, they sell coins for the Canadian Mint, and sell hunting and fishing licences. I used to work for Canada Post and wow are American shipping prices ever cheap by comparison. In most cases they are 3 times cheaper even with the exchange rates.

  67. Kevin Acker

    Kevin Ackerпреди 3 дни

    Why did you have Steve Mnuchin standing around a bunch of Stegosauri?

  68. 369 369

    369 369преди 3 дни

    So i got shipped a box with stuff from A, Murica to Amsterdam. It says i got it but i don't. No idea where it went, no idea who got it. It just says its delivered... Its been 20 years over here when they gave the postal market to commerce and see who gets biggest and best

  69. End-Gamer

    End-Gamerпреди 3 дни

    Drumph needs to be fucking hanged as a traitor.

  70. Kami Snowpaw

    Kami Snowpawпреди 3 дни

    Only thing really to say... is.. Fuck trump, fuck the Republican pushing this shit. And FUCK YOU. If you still support them.

  71. AJ Long

    AJ Longпреди 3 дни

    Just bought a sheet of stamps!

  72. ACW Tactical USA

    ACW Tactical USAпреди 3 дни

    tried to "queer eye" Heraldo but didn't really work lofl : minute 9 ish

  73. StoreWTF

    StoreWTFпреди 3 дни

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="405">6:45</a> surprising that it passed without no one knowing what it said, that’s how the corporation of the United States of America operates, the house speaker Nancy Pelosi says the only way to know it’s in a bill is to pass it; what a joke, that Corporation doesn’t care about the people/soul(IAM what IAM) of mankind, those person/human/monster(Legalize) only carry about building bombs to pillage the enslaved worlds.

  74. dannyd1572

    dannyd1572преди 3 дни

    Republicans want to avoid vote-by-mail, because they will lose. Just like previous elections, they cheat to win, therefore, their leader is currently fighting with the United States Postal Service.

  75. Isaac Clodfelter

    Isaac Clodfelterпреди 3 дни

    After you bury the third dog for someone you are now an accomplice as opposed to a helping hand.

  76. punkromantic

    punkromanticпреди 3 дни

    wtfff sierra schultzzie on last week tonight?? worlds colliding and i dont like it

  77. PlumBerryCherries

    PlumBerryCherriesпреди 3 дни

    That First TikTok Video was totally excellent John. Love. This. Show. LMAO and learning. #CakeOnACake

  78. monika laosi

    monika laosiпреди 3 дни

    President Trump? He seems to manage losing billions every year with his businesses without even trying.

  79. Mia Sabathy白彌兒

    Mia Sabathy白彌兒преди 3 дни

    I still love this show but it’s not as good somehow as it used to be. Hugs

  80. Kate

    Kateпреди 3 дни

    Didn’t the post office once partner up with Project Runway?

  81. Manuel Ramos

    Manuel Ramosпреди 3 дни

    Y'all complaining but I bet a majority of dont even use the postal service for the thousands of your Amazon packages. Government didnt kill the usps but Americans need for convenience

  82. monika laosi

    monika laosiпреди 3 дни

    I'm here to practise my English

  83. Ned Vaught

    Ned Vaughtпреди 3 дни

    John Stossel is a libertarian, not a conservative. Also, according to this video the Federal government is mismanaging the post office by forcing it to lose money through badly designed legislation, right?

  84. koila maoh

    koila maohпреди 3 дни

    Trump is trying prety hard to defund them and block other voting services. He even said it himself outloud like idiot.

  85. CyranoForever101

    CyranoForever101преди 3 дни

    If the USPS wants to raise money quickly, they need to hire models to sell nudes like that one woman who raised thousands for the Australian wildfire

  86. Joshua Van Zyl

    Joshua Van Zylпреди 3 дни

    send a turkey to someone you hate so they get attacked!

  87. Arena Rat

    Arena Ratпреди 3 дни

    all shit jokes

  88. Araxie Rose

    Araxie Roseпреди 3 дни

    If the grass is greener under your weiner, you may want to consider showering more than once a year.

  89. Nicolás Fernández Castañón

    Nicolás Fernández Castañónпреди 3 дни

    Let me get this right: you guys having a deficitary service for the community that it´s used by private company that actually takes profit from it? who the fuck you think you are? Argentina? no no no no. Embrace the monster you created my Gringo friends. Like I´ve always say: we´re all playing monopoly: the difference is that you guys play with a shitload more money more than us

  90. SWLinPHX

    SWLinPHXпреди 3 дни

    I never noticed the swastika in the FedEx logo until now.

  91. Shylah Bell

    Shylah Bellпреди 3 дни

    I got my stamps today!!!

  92. C. S.

    C. S.преди 3 дни

    When Trump dismantles the Post Office, another piece of America dies.