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


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u/biggestbroever Jan 14 '22

If this is communist california, sign me up


u/milk4all Jan 15 '22

If ever there was a state financially and socially ready to leave the union, it’s us. If it could be done without closing borders or too big a disruption to transport and trade, i wonder what that would look like with a few decades of preparation.


u/Splice1138 Jan 15 '22

With our ~54 electoral votes gone, the US would never elect another left president. It'd be Jesusland for real


u/fersure4 Jan 15 '22

If CA ever tried to leave the country many other states would follow suit.

I honestly wouldn't hate America splintering into several different countries.


u/JT99-FirstBallot Jan 15 '22

I would immediately move from the south east States, AKA SECountry.

It would be the worst country immediately.


u/Andromansis Jan 15 '22

You mean the states that would be financially reliant on the northern states because they haven't been revenue positive in the previous 100 years?


u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

You support welfare and socialism that’s the result. Those states (or people) become reliant on the handouts instead of using them as a crutch to become self sustaining.


u/Andromansis Jan 15 '22

Ironically its the states with robust social welfare programs that are self sustaining.

Its almost like the entirety of everything that has been said by the Republicans since Nixon has been nothing but falsehoods and lies.


u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

I’m saying that those states are on a welfare program from the other states and have become reliant on it with no need to change their behavior because welfare supports them.


u/peoplejustwannalove Jan 15 '22

Okay, but many of those states believe in an ideology that is anti socialist. That’s the irony. The blue states, which are a net gain on the US’ finance’s, believe in free handouts for the disadvantaged, or at least strong social programs on some level, and have the money to do so, and they provide money to the federal government, or at-least don’t need their money.

The red states don’t believe in any much of any handouts, favoring instead to preach about personal responsibility and the like, and yet, they lack the ability to run their own state without going into the red.

Given, wether or not a state is “profitable” is pointless, as they aren’t buisnesses, but generally it is more economically healthy to not be losing money.

However given that it seems like the US federal economy runs on black magic, who knows if debt on the state level even matters anymoee

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