I was pleased that Massachusetts refused to hand former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling a big taxpayer guaranteed check for his company which, according to today’s Globe, is “a start up that has yet to bring a product to market.” Rhode Island can have him. Hopefully he’ll want to live closer to work and will leave the Commonwealth entirely. Six months ago, the most dangerous place in Massachusetts was between this guy and a microphone as he spared no effort condemning government spending while campaigning for Scott Brown.
Here’s what old number 38 had to say on January 13, 2010:
No one to blame but ourselves, we’ve elected these buffoons, and we’re paying through the nose for it. The Government has done nothing but spend, and grow, at a time when we have no money to spend and absolutely unequivocally NO need for a larger government. If you think it’s going to change, you’re wrong.
The next day, he added this:
What Government run/funded program in this country’s history has ever been run with an ounce of financial responsibility, prudence, or with the peoples best interest at the forefront? None, that’s which one.
So in January, he says all government spending is a waste but in July he’s happy to get a $75mil kiss from the taxpayers of Rhode Island. I guess Curt’s political philosophy can be summed up as follows: When it’s a taxpayer expenditure that personally benefits him, it’s good government; when it’s a program that benefits someone else its socialism. As I said, good riddance.