"Groups with guitars are on the way out, Mr. Epstein"
Dick Rowe, A & R man
Once again, the crux of this isn't that he took advantage of these programs, it's his comments and those of his fellow conservatives suggesting the practice isn't a good one. Therein lies the hypocrisy.
Not sure why that concept is escaping you and others from the right.
Liken it to a preacher yammering about family values then banging his secretary behind his wife's back.
Walk the walk...
Like it or not, RI was now an investor/lender. When 38 started to go under, Schilling did what any business does. Goes to its investors/creditors/lenders and says "we need more money or you lose your money".
All this continues to demonstrate is that liberals haven't a clue but even simple business functions.
Governments do this all the time for some perceived gain, ranging from actually believing that the money will help the state, feds, or cities, to paying off cronies. None of it is right. Companies should succeed or fail on their own merits.