John Oliver Absolutely Destroys The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
On Sunday's "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver said,
Government is not an à la carte system where you can pick and choose based on your beliefs.
He's referring to the Hobby Lobby case, which gave corporations the right to, well, pick and choose what to do based on their religious beliefs.
If corporations are now people who don't have to do things because of their Christian beliefs, they should be taxed, too, which means they need to pay for things they, like many tax-paying Americans, don't want to pay for: education, defense, health care and even birth control.
Taxation is more of an all-you-can-eat salad bar. You don't get to show up and say, 'Look, I know it costs $10.99, but I'm only paying $7.50 because I have a moral objection to beets.'
Oliver says that if corporations truly want to be treated like people -- they shouldn't, he said, but now apparently they are -- they must also pay taxes like people. Because, as he puts it, "paying for things you don't like is what it feels like to be one."