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Shkreli ordered to return $64M, is barred from drug industry


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u/omgburritos Jan 14 '22 edited Jan 14 '22

Joe Manchin's daughter

Edit: EpiPen, not insulin. But still...


u/najing_ftw Jan 14 '22

That surprises me, but it shouldn’t


u/omgburritos Jan 14 '22

If Biden had more balls, he would've used her corruption as leverage to pass the budget reconciliation package


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u/ThisFckinGuy Jan 14 '22 edited Jan 14 '22

Because hes not here to really do anything for us common folks. He's stabilizing the republican rush on power to appease major Dem donors would be my guess. And he's "not Trump" so that's enough of a win for many others. Idk who tf Dems will run in 3 years, especially if they lose the house and even more power to "attempt" to pass anything. There's already enough issue getting things through the senate with McCarthy Manchin* and Sinema.

Its just weak the whole way down. Inflation will stay and this is the new norm. I'm not gonna pretend I'm well versed in policies or even politics in general but I know a puppet vibe and when not to be surprised that nothing is really happening. But I always leave myself open to be proved wrong.


u/annuidhir Jan 14 '22

McCarthy is a Republican. I think you mean Manchin, the Democrat from WV.


u/ThisFckinGuy Jan 14 '22

Freudian slip.


u/whattfareyouon Jan 14 '22

Hes old as fuck and just wanted his family name in the history books. He solidified that


u/annuidhir Jan 14 '22

Yeah, because being a Senator and Vice President wouldn't have gotten him mentioned in the history books...


u/sedition666 Jan 14 '22

Who wouldn't want to be President if they had the chance? Literally the highest attainment for any politician. I don't know why you would just downplay it like a passing attempt to make history. You might totally disagree with every policy he has ever supported but he has dedicated his life to American politics and should have a little bit of respect for the effort.