Last night on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart did what he does best: Threw his hands up and asked “WTF?” This time, it was in regards to the conservative clamor for lower corporate income taxes, while it was recently revealed that GE pays no federal taxes, and in fact this year, received a $3.2 billion tax benefit.
“You know, I know the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are people, but what I didn’t realize is that those people are assholes,” Stewart said.
Then, watch Stewart’s job drop further after President Barack Obama wags his finger at corporations that pay no taxes, and then awards a jobs panel chairmanship to GE CEO Jeff Immelt, because he “understands what it takes to compete in the global economy.”
Watch the clip below, originally broadcast on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on March 28, 2011.
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Pandemic modelers warn that Trump’s lies may increase the spread of COVID-19
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House.
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The doctor who said this continues to show up daily, caring for patients in need. Her health — and that of millions of other doctors, nurses, their families and the patients they care for — is put at risk when our leaders de-fund the health system that protects us all. She and other front line health workers, covering extra shifts and working overtime in this historic pandemic, tap into reserves of strength and resilience in hopes that the long overdue staff, equipment, space and systems arrive before the cases of COVID-19 surge out of control.
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President Donald Trump called into "Fox & Friends" on Monday morning to discuss his administration's work on handling the coronavirus pandemic -- but it quickly devolved into an angry rant in which he attacked his political foes.
During the lengthy hour-long interview, the president frequently drifted off topic to make outlandish statements about the media, the Democratic Party, and even the history of American foreign policy, among other topics.