Thursday, October 11, 2012

Unsubtle Threat!

I thought that Mitt Romney got a bounce from the last debate....Thought he was neck and neck ( and some say) leading President Obama amongst likely voters???  Apparently some people like David Seigel in Florida doesn't think so...He's afraid that President Obama just might win...

David Siegel, the resort CEO who is building the biggest private home in the country, really, really, really doesn’t like President Obama.

So while Siegel hasn’t sent any money to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, he has gone a step farther to support him. On Monday of this week he sent an e-mail to all 7,000 employees of privately-held Westgate Resorts, many of them in the battleground state of Florida, warning them their jobs are at risk if the president is re-elected.

 “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,” he said in the e-mail.

“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,” he says in the nearly 1,400-word e-mail.

Rather than grow this company I will be forced to cut back. This means fewer jobs, less benefits and certainly less opportunity for everyone.” 

Now I should mention in all fairness that David Siegel doesn’t mention Mitt Romney’s name anywhere in the e-mail, and he writes he “certainly wouldn’t interfere with your right to vote for whomever you choose.”

And he insisted Tuesday that he wasn’t threatening to fire employees if President Obama is re-elected. But he proudly stands behind the e-mail.

“I wanted the employees to know what the situation is, and not listen to campaign commercials but hear it from the horse’s mouth,” he told CNNMoney. 

David Siegel actually has been hiring in recent years. He said Westgate had 12,000 employees and $1 billion in annual revenue four years ago, before the financial meltdown caused credit markets to freeze up. “We were fat, dumb and happy,” he said.

Let's stay with Dumb!  This kind of thing is just unconscionable....This is a not so subtle threat.  He says all of the right things to protect himself legally like - "I certainly wouldn’t interfere with your right to vote for whomever you choose.”  but he is in effect telling the employees in so many words that some of them will lose their jobs if the president is re-elected... So he is in fact interfering with their right to vote for whom they choose...If he wasn't there would be no need to even send such an email...

This is in effect- Blackmail....But it's so subtlely done that it's perfectly legal!!!! Shame on you! shame on you Dave Seigel!!!

Don't Boo! VOTE!


Arlene said...

SMH, Keith. I saw this man and his wife on a 60 Minutes expose. The subject was the mansion they're building. A castle for them to live in. Just unbelieveable! These are the folks we should boycott, but they'd just take it out on their employees. This guy would fire 10 people so his wife can buy shoes. 60 Minutes showed her shoes vault. I'll bet this guy isn't doing his employees "right" anyway. He's probably supporting Mitt in exchange for the destruction of the minimum wage. People like this man think it's okay for YOU to work for $2.00 an hour, but HIS compensation should be $200,000 an hour. After all, he is soooo much smarter than you. After all, he's an OWNER, a JOB CREATOR. I'm truly glad these folks are not in charge of this world. They'll have to give an account, just like the rest of us. Right now, I wouldn't stand next to this guy!!

Big Mark 243 said...

Guys like this are what is wrong with this country! They are selfish and would take candy from a baby if it suited them!!

Mizrepresent said...

We are on the same page here Brother!


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