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Pfizer's Tax Rate 'Fiction' Exposed: Pays Less Than Everyone You Know


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Pfizer's Tax Rate 'Fiction' Exposed: Pays Less Than Everyone You Know

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Undermining the company's rationale for a Big Pharma mega-merger that would allow it to dodge paying what it owes in taxes, a new report shows that, in fact, Pfizer has "dramatically overstated its corporate tax rates" and is already enjoying a significant competitive advantage over those who pay their fair share.


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Can taxes close the wealth gap when politicians make the tax laws to favor their Wall Street contributors? If not, what good are taxes? Why not democratically hire companies and fund our infrastructure instead of giving tax revenues to politicians to squander?


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Sounds more and more like Act 4 Scene 1 of Macbeth on permanent loop rewind - Shakespeare definitely got the timeless twists of the cabals right

The witches spell
Thrice the brinded cat hath mew’d.
Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin’d.
Harpier cries:—’tis time! ’tis time!
Round about the caldron go;
In the poison’d entrails throw.—
Toad, that under cold stone,
Days and nights has thirty-one;
Swelter’d venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot!
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,—
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
Scale of dragon; tooth of wolf;
Witches’ mummy; maw and gulf
Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark;
Root of hemlock digg’d i the dark;
Liver of blaspheming Jew;
Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Sliver’d in the moon’s eclipse;
Nose of Turk, and Tartar’s lips;
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver’d by a drab,—
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,
For the ingrediants of our caldron.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.


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Let them become Irish, then take away all of their government contracts and don't let them recieve payment for their goods through ACA subsidized insurance or Medicaid/Medicare. Fair 's fair. They'll have to be Irish then. So, how's the Irish economy these days? One final note, since they're Irish, their US Patents are no longer valid nor would we allow them to apply for anymore. If you're going to get rich off the system, then you need to support the system. Pay your taxes!