The liberal predictions of “doom and gloom” and “death and destruction” in the aftermath of the GOP tax cuts continued to evaporate on Tuesday, with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announcing its plan to reinvest billions of dollars in the US economy following the sweeping tax legislation.
Pfizer now plans to repatriate tens of billions of dollars in profits back to the United States after the GOP plan slashed taxes on overseas holdings; finally allowing the New York-based corporation to bring those funds back to America.
“The drugmaker said Tuesday that it would pay $15 billion in so-called repatriation taxes over the next eight years to shift foreign earnings back to its home market. The exact amount the company plans to bring back was not immediately clear,” writes USA Today.
“The aspects of most importance to us were addressed in the new tax code, strengthening our ability to make capital allocation decisions that maximize patient benefit and enhance shareholder value,” said Pfizer’s Chief Financial Officer.
The announcement comes as other giant American-based companies -such as Walmart, AT&T, Disney, American Airlines, Starbucks, Home Depot, and more- unveil their plans to raise wages and pay big bonuses in the immediate aftermath of the GOP tax overhaul.