HBO's John Oliver Says GOP 'Absolutely Blew It' on Corporate Tax Reform

John Oliver revealed he had bought the jockstrap on his TV show Last Week Tonight

Most of the DVD/video rental chain store have closed down, but the Anchorage store is now independently-owned - and Oliver said that he wanted the items to be a "fun, movie-themed way to draw people in", like Planet Hollywood. "You know, buy Russel Crowe's jockstrap and send it to one of the last remaining Blockbusters in Alaska". Over the course of 16 minutes, Oliver elucidates how last year's tax bill made it so that citizens pay more in taxes than corporations, how corporations have options for paying even less, and how all of this could have been avoided.

After airing a clip showing a telephone bidder paying a whopping $7,000 for Crowe's jockstrap, Oliver then insisted, "The bad news is we didn't do it. What we didn't do is buy anything else at that auction... except we did though".

"So, on Tuesday, as you scrape together your taxes and like Cardi B, wonder what Uncle Sam is doing with your motherf--ing money, rest assured that Donald Trump's tax reform continues to let companies engage in sophisticated tax avoidance schemes", Oliver said.

See what else Oliver bought in the clip above.

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As has been previously reported, Alaska is home to over 50% of the country's final Blockbuster stores.

'To the manager of the only remaining Blockbuster in Anchorage, Alaska: "Just call us in next 48 hour and we will send it to you", Oliver announced.

Oliver also nabbed Crowe's vest from "Les Miserables" and his hood from "Robin Hood", among other set souvenirs. "We did though. We absolutely did", he said, moments later.

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