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Pfizer’s Phinal Phlip-Off

Pfizer is abandoning the New London, CT site where their greed led to abolishing property rights for every single American.

The city of New London sold 24 acres of land to Pfizer for ten bucks, but Pfizer didn’t want to have to look at the older houses that dotted the waterfront.  They claimed they wanted the property to build hotels and convention centers, so the city used eminent domain to force people out of their homes, with the intention of handing their property over to Pfizer.  It resulted in a legal battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court.

Eminent domain, which was intended for building public works like roads, bridges, dams and the like, had been abused by local governments for decades.  They’d confiscate private property and hand it over to companies.  This was a chance to put an end to it.

The Court, once again demonstrating their supreme ignorance of the constitution and the intent of the founding fathers, issued a 5-4 ruling saying such theft was perfectly OK.   The ruling essentially eliminated private property.  Anyone could lose their home or business if anyone else could convince a few local politicians they’d pay more property taxes or build a prettier building.

Pfizer promised over three thousand new jobs and tax payments of $1.2 million dollars a year.  They built their facility and moved 1400 people there.  Now, in an attempt to prove they’re even viler than we thought, they’re pulling most of them out, and are looking to sell or lease the property.  The grand hotels and convention centers they promised to build on the property they stole from the homeowners never materialized.  Those lots are now covered with rubble.

So now, after flipping off every property owner in the country, Pfizer is giving the final finger to the town that helped them create the mess.  I can only surmise that Pfizer has some mad scientists in their research division who have figured out how to distill pure evil into a pill, which they provide to their executives, the politicians of New London and at least five Supreme Court Justices.

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2 Comment(s)

  1. If they want to sell the land they should be given $7 for it since property values are down 30% and the taxes the site was supposed to generate should be charged to the Council members and Justices that stole the land. If they can’t/won’t pay, send them to jail for theft of private property.

    Brian Riley | Nov 13, 2009 | Reply

  2. The only true option is for Pfizer to give the land back to the original owners along with a return of ALL monies they (the rightful landowners)spent on their legal bills along with additional monies so that they can properly rebuild.

    What a waste of money and time. It was a great destruction of family property and memories. This whole thing was a travesty from day one.

    Tedsdad | Nov 15, 2009 | Reply

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