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

https://apnews.com/article/martin-shkreli-daraprim-profits-fb77aee9ed155f9a74204cfb13fc1130
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u/najing_ftw Jan 14 '22

That surprises me, but it shouldn’t

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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/the_fly_guy_says_hi Jan 14 '22 edited Jan 14 '22

If Biden had more balls, he would have had Congress remove the Republican seditionists who aided in the Jan 6th insurrection. The remaining Republicans would have a really hard time getting the 2/3 majority needed to reinstate their seditionist brethren.

The problem is that although I know of several Republican seditionists in the House, I'm not so sure about any in the Senate. And the Senate is where it counts.

If there were enough Republicans removed from both the House and Senate, there would have been a simple Democrat majority reached without Sinema and Manchin on the infrastructure bill.

There is enough probable cause to suspend / censure / prevent from voting the Republicans who were involved in the Jan 6 sedition pending a thorough DoJ investigation.

If you don't get a majority initially, you remove Republicans and lower the denominator value.

This would have been the Republican hardball play were the roles reversed.

I don't understand why Democrats always choose the high road. I suppose this could cause Civil War but fuck it, Democrats need to play hardball at or beyond the level played by the Republicans. The way they're going, they'll lose the majority in the legislature in 2022.

The hardball denominator logic also applies to Republicans packing the Supreme Court. Don't like it, pass legislation increasing the number of justices and have Biden "pack" the Supreme Court with his picks. That would be possible with a simple majority on both the House and Senate side.

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u/sedition666 Jan 14 '22

I understand where you are coming from but despite what the Republicans think, there still seems to be Democrats that believe in democracy still.

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u/the_fly_guy_says_hi Jan 14 '22

See 14th Amendment, Section 3.

Democracy needs to be protected against seditious enemies from within.

It is because Democrats are choosing not to protect democracy now that we will descend into Fascism with Trump running again in 2024.

The Democrats seem to think this is business as usual. It isn't. The next time a Trump rally will descend on the Capitol, they'll be better organized and they'll succeed at the coup they started on 1/6/2020.

I will blame the Democrats for failing to act.

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u/T3hSwagman Jan 15 '22

At least when they are rounded up in camps in the United States of Fascism they will be able to tell themselves they were morally superior to their captors.

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u/NAmember81 Jan 15 '22

aT lEAst We pReSeRvEd ThE FiLibUstEr !1!1!1

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u/NAmember81 Jan 15 '22

I’m 100% convinced that Dems are losing the house and senate in 2022. That’ll reduce Biden to a temporary figurehead while the GOP kicks their dismantling of Democracy into overdrive.

I don’t think Trump will run in 2024 (he’ll pretend he is and say he is so he can keep the slush funds going). I think the GOP candidates will all be jockeying to be Trump’s “anointed one” and that GOP candidate will win in 2024 and Trump will be the “true power behind the crown.”

It doesn’t even matter if only 20% of the votes are for the Trump-picked GOP candidate, by then the Republicans will have rendered elections into nothing more than political theater. They’ll do whatever it takes to get the electoral votes to win the presidency — and KEEP the presidency, along with the house & senate too.