Curt Schilling, who doesn’t hide the fact that he is a conservative republican, has apparently found a government handout he can get behind.
The former Red Sox pitcher, who founded the video gameÂ developer, 38 Studios, has threatened to move his company out of its home state of Massachusetts if he can get better tax incentives from other states.Â The video game developing tax incentive offered by states like Rhode Island compensate businesses 25% of the money spent on production costs in state. Schilling said he plans to hire several hundred people over the next few years.
This should be interesting to see how this plays out in Boston, where Schilling is a kind of hero. If he is seen as a sellout with no loyalty to the people of Massachusetts, this could tarnish his legacy. After all, you would think he would like to do something for the people of a state that made him very wealthy. Its the Red Sox fans that paid big bucks to buy tickets to see him pitch and buy him his mansion in the suburbs — and those are presumably the same people stupid enough to buy his video games.