David Siegel, billionaire CEO of Florida-based Westgate Resorts, recently sent an email to his employees about the upcoming election to "encourage" them not to vote for President Obama if they valued their jobs.
In the email, the time-share tycoon said he would be forced to fire some of them if President Obama wins re-election because Obama would supposedly raise taxes. Siegel also told his "valued employees" that "while the media wants to tell you to believe the '1 percenters' are bad, I’m telling you they are not," reports ThinkProgress.org.
Siegel wrote in part:
The economy doesn’t currently pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is another 4 years of the same Presidential administration. Of course, as your employer, I can’t tell you whom to vote for, and I certainly wouldn’t interfere with your right to vote for whomever you choose. In fact, I encourage you to vote for whomever you think will serve your interests the best.
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So where am I going with all this? It’s quite simple. If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, as our current President plans, I will have no choice but to reduce the size of this company. Rather than grow this company I will be forced to cut back. This means fewer jobs, less benefits and certainly less opportunity for everyone.
So, when you make your decision to vote, ask yourself, which candidate understands the economics of business ownership and who doesn’t? Whose policies will endanger your job? Answer those questions and you should know who might be the one capable of protecting and saving your job. While the media wants to tell you to believe the “1 percenters” are bad, I’m telling you they are not. They create most of the jobs. If you lose your job, it won’t be at the hands of the “1%”; it will be at the hands of a political hurricane that swept through this country.