Our Galtian Overlords
Because even Ayn Rand liked government cheese:
Providence, R.I. game developer 38 Studios knew it was in dire straits before it moved the company from Massachusetts to the Ocean State, according to documents filed in Rhode Island Superior Court.
Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. attorney Max Wistow said there was “crushing evidence” that shows that the former Red Sox Ace Curt Schilling and others at the company covered up financial information, the Providence Journal reports.
Officials from the state of Rhode Island filed a lawsuit against Curt Schilling, other lawyers and executives at the failed video game company, and the former head of the state’s Economic Development Corp., saying they misled the state into approving a $75 million state-backed loan to the company, according to the Providence Journal. According to documents filed with the court, 38 Studios needed more than $75 million from the state in order to proceed.
And of course Schilling is also a longtime loud-mouthed, ultra-conservative, rich Tea Party moron from way back who regularly bemoans that the government takes money that he could be using to create jobs. “I’m not looking, never have been, for handouts,” he told Sean Hannity in March. In May, Schilling’s government-handout-supported company missed a $1 million payment, stopped paying its employees, and begged for millions in tax credits from the state that it could sell to stay afloat.
The tough, gritty, gutsy ballplayer defended himself this week thusly:
I’ve never taken a penny and I’ve done nothing but create jobs and create economy. And so how does that translate into welfare baby? I’ve tried to do right by people.
See, Curt, it translates into “welfare baby” because you are … begging the government to give you more money. (Schilling also blamed independent Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee — who opposed the loan guarantee deal from the beginning — for 38 Studios’ failure, saying that if the governor hadn’t pointed out publicly that the company was out of money, no one would have noticed that they were out of money, and they could have attracted investors from the private sector, who are of course chomping at the bit to throw money at a video game company founded by a former professional baseball player that successfully released one game in six years.)
But with a lot of grit and determination, I am sure Schilling will emerge from this terrible trial slightly bloodied but still totally rich and famous while some schools get shut down or some firefighters are laid off or something because of this gritty new addition to Rhode Island’s budget deficit.
Curt create economy bitch!
Any chance of a jail sentence for this Randian fool?