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


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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


u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

Well, if you believe in welfare, you believe in supporting them regardless of their beliefs and ability to run their state. If they didn’t receive money to prop them up, they’d be forced to change. But they aren’t because blue states are ok with welfare and social programs, which is exactly what red states are on from the blue states.