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Curt Schilling on 38 Studios' Demise

Former baseball star Curt Schilling was interviewed this morning on the Dennis & Callahan sports radio show on WEEI in Boston in the first such appearance since the demise of 38 Studios, the developer he founded. Boston.com quotes some of the conversation where Schilling spoke of investing all of his personal assets into the company while never a penny back out. He also says his former employees "have every right to be upset" as they were "blindsided" by the studio's closure after he promised a month or two of advance warning, admitting he "bombed on that one in epic fashion." He also describes the last ditch effort to save the company that failed because Rhode Island refused to go along with the plan, and addresses accusations that his acceptance of tax credits and loan guarantees from the state were hypocritical in light of his outspoken conservative viewpoints: "I don't know how that correlates to this. I donít have any problem with government helping entrepreneurs and businesses." Thanks JJ.

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62. Re: Curt Schilling on 38 Studios' Demise Jun 23, 2012, 02:12 cappy
 
RollinThundr wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 22:15:
When a president leaves office, there's this thing called inheritance. That you buy into the "Obama's a fiscal conservative" line of bullshit the left is trying to feed people it's you're own damn fault.

The man surrounded himself at Harvard with Marxist socialists. I guess that makes him a free market fiscal conservative though right? Obamacare anyone? Hello? You know that unconstitutional healthcare bill that only hard lefties and his base of "Obama's gunna pay my mortgage" types want?

USA Today is generally liberal leaning and even they don't buy into it. http://tinyurl.com/7u437fs
"The deficit was $5 trillion last year under those rules. The official number was $1.3 trillion. Liabilities for Social Security, Medicare and other retirement programs rose by $3.7 trillion in 2011, according to government actuaries, but the amount was not registered on the government's books." Hooray for fuzzy math.
oh and of course "Bush's fault"

Trying to get this straight - so you admit that Presidents inherit budgets and programs from their predecessors (which is certainly true - every President gets that for better or worse). Which goes in line with the fact that many of the programs Obama are continuations from his predecessor (TARP, auto bailout, tax cuts, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan). While we're talking about "unfunded," the wars were unfunded which many conservatives took a lot of issue with over the last decade - but the other "conservatives" (the ones in quotes) didn't have a problem with it.

As far as healthcare goes, the current situation isn't sustainable and even Obama's reform won't be immutable. So cheer up. Everyone will get to shape and form it (or replace or even repeal it) later. Personally, since pretty much every state requires residents to purchase automobile liability insurance (so rates will be lowered overall by having larger participation) I think it makes sense to try to work it into healthcare in some way. Whether Obama's approach is the right way remains to be seen, and in any event the Supreme Court is reviewing it anyway. The way things stand now, everyone's premiums have been rising for decades - despite promises of HMOs bringing down rates, or hospital consolidations bringing greater cost efficiencies, or hospitals lowering costs by outsourcing, or tort reform laws capping payouts, or whatever. That's a lot of fingers stuck in the dike and the water is still leaking. Rates have gone up, and employers have also been passing more of those increases along to the employees, while fewer employers offer insurance than was the case decades ago. This isn't a recent phenomenon that just began happening since Obama took office. It is a trend that extends back for decades.

As far as Obama mixed in the same breath as "socialism" anyone who has actually studied socialism is not particularly worried (unless they want to play with hyperbole and conflate reality with wishful thinking). The healthcare reform has so much origin in conservative circles that go back for years that it isn't like he came up with it on his own.

Social Security and Medicare unfunded liabilities are one of those "inheritance" items you mentioned. Trying to give Obama credit for those is pretty tough. The only way he could fix those is to cut spending in those areas - which would be resisted on a bipartisan front - or do what Ronald Reagan did and raise payroll taxes. Reagan's speeches supporting Social Security are pretty illuminating, by the way: http://www.ssa.gov/history/reaganstmts.html

As far as veterans being homeless - if they've put in their time and gotten a pension, they're better off than many Americans for whom a pension hasn't been a part of working life for a couple decades. The military has recently begun to cut its pensions and transition toward voluntary contributory plans, which I suspect are no more popular than they have been in private industry. While veterans have done something for their country - so have farmers and ranchers. Without them, America would be importing food and there would be severe shortages. Without those working in industry, there would be no one paying the massive budget for Defense and paying the salaries and benefits of the millions serving in the military. America is overall a team and I don't see much point in singling out one part and claiming it did it all by itself and deserves the lion's share of credit. Not all veterans even end up in combat (during the periods of time when America even has engaged in wars in the past 40 years) which was just as true even in the Second World War where it took something like 7 support people to support 3 in combat. If we were to hold any at the highest level, we'd be holding up the relatively small percentage who served in combat and relegating the majority of military who weren't exposed to perhaps the same level as the farmers, ranches, and industry workers who are the reason we have a military at all. Because without all of these others, we wouldn't have a military - unless there are more altruists than I believe there are.
 
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