Last year Pfizer's profit was $11 billion.
But that profit doesn't include all the additional profit Pfizer is hiding in off-shore tax havens.
The New York Times in 2005 described a new tax break for corporations, part of the American Jobs Creation Act, signed into law by President Bush, which allowed companies a one-year window to return foreign profits to the United States at a 5.25 percent tax rate, compared with the standard 35 percent rate. The New York Times went on to state "Pfizer . . . will repatriate at least $28 billion under the act."
$11 billion translates into nearly $35 million in profit EVERY DAY.
So the $35 million criminal fine was equivalent to one day's profit.
Did a speeding ticket ever stop you from speeding again?