Schilling and wife Shonda were interviewed on Fox Business Network’s “
“You see the country moving into the wrong direction, and you’re trying to get it moving in the other direction. What beyond Scott Brown are you doing now?” host David Asman asked.
“I own a company called 38 Studios, a gaming company which has now got me involved in politics on the state level in a way I never dreamed possible,” Schilling said. “There’s film and tax credits for the film industry around the country – around the world. The industry that I’m in was a $60 billion a year business last year.”
Schilling explained his search for state help and the offers from other states and countries that entice business owners to leave
“So we went to the state over a year ago –
Prompting Asman to chime in, “You don’t want to, but when you lose money…”
Schilling interjected: “No! No you don’t want to, but as a pre-revenue company, you don’t lose money – you go out of business or you launch. Right now for us, it’s anywhere from a $25 million to $100 million offer you know somewhere out there.”
Asman also sought Schilling’s opinion of health care reform and its impact on small businesses in particular.
“What about health care?The whole issue of health care, we know what’s just passed – well we don’t know what just passed – very few people could actually understand the thing even if they bothered to read it. How is it in your life, how is it in your business this new change that’s happened?” Asman asked.
Schilling admitted the plan would probably cost his business.
“Well it’s disappointing,” Schilling stated. “You know, again – we go back to the fact that we own a small company and we offer what would be considered a Cadillac health plan to our employees because that’s how you draw new people.”
“But now if you’re a small business owner, you can send them off to the government. And it’ll be free! Nobody will have to pay,” Asman replied sarcastically.
Schilling also dismissed Asman’s question about running for political office.