Thursday, May 17, 2007

BLOGSCAN - Did Pfizer Issue a "Veiled Threat" in Response to a Property Tax Hike?

On PharmaLot, see this post on the corporate citizenship, or lack thereof displayed by the leadership of the research facility owned by the world's largest pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Inc, in Groton, Connecticut, USA. It appears that Groton was going to raise taxes on some commercial properties, including Pfizer's. So Pfizer's Senior Vice President in charge of the facility warned, "What is paid to Groton in taxes will come out of some other account, and we are concerned this reduction will hurt this community,” which at least one Groton city council member viewed as a "veiled threat."

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