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CEO emails 7,000 employees: Defeat Obama or else
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Posted on 10/09/2012 4:50:16 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

CEO emails 7,000 employees: Defeat Obama or else By Chris Isidore @CNNMoney October 9, 2012: 5:37 PM ET

David Siegel, CEO of Westgate Resorts, warned employees that they may lose their jobs if President Obama wins re-election.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Surprise. David Siegel, the resort CEO who is building the biggest private home in the country, really, really doesn't like President Obama.

And while Siegel hasn't sent any money to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, he has gone a step farther to support him.

On Monday 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."

(Excerpt) Read more at money.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2012; ceo; layoffs; tourism
Snort......
1 posted on 10/09/2012 4:50:17 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

i.e. don’t blame me if you’re stuck on stupid.


2 posted on 10/09/2012 4:53:41 PM PDT by Track9 (Ego undermines moral courage.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If you ever had any doubts about how abysmally stupid liberals really are, read the comments at the end of the article.


3 posted on 10/09/2012 4:53:56 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s a racist.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 4:53:56 PM PDT by blam
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To: Sub-Driver

Caterpillar anyone?


5 posted on 10/09/2012 4:54:16 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Sub-Driver
privately-held

hehe.

6 posted on 10/09/2012 4:55:36 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He could have been a bit more discreet about it while still inviting them to pay attention to candidates’ plans... and it’s not JUST Mitt and Barack, Congress will have a role too....


7 posted on 10/09/2012 4:56:59 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Sub-Driver

He kinda told his employees like it is and there’s not a thing wrong with that.


8 posted on 10/09/2012 4:59:38 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: samtheman

Thanks - that was icepick in the eye-socket stupid! ;-)


9 posted on 10/09/2012 4:59:59 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Sub-Driver

“resort CEO who is building the biggest private home in the country”

Class warfare, anyone?

commie news network


10 posted on 10/09/2012 5:06:08 PM PDT by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: Sub-Driver
"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, THAT will focus minds. CEOs across the land need to do exactly the same thing!!!!

11 posted on 10/09/2012 5:11:33 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not only will that garner the attention of the employees, but their families, too.


12 posted on 10/09/2012 5:13:27 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: samtheman
none of them have ever heard of Mr.Galt...
13 posted on 10/09/2012 5:16:18 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ScottinVA

Exactly! If more people understood the basics of running a business, more people would be agreeing with him than wishing an audit on him.


14 posted on 10/09/2012 5:16:48 PM PDT by Txngal
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To: samtheman
If you ever had any doubts about how abysmally stupid liberals really are, read the comments at the end of the article.

I was just about to post the same thing and see you have already done so.

These are the walking braindead we have contend with.

If Obama gets a second term, what this CEO has said is exactly true--many of them will lose their jobs.

I also believe the converse is true--if Romney is elected, business will let loose--as long as the GOP repeals Obamacare. That is the key to a reinvigorated economy.

15 posted on 10/09/2012 5:16:50 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: Sub-Driver
‘bout time.How could any business owner employ an individual who vote for a candidate that would kill the business with more gubmint restrictions.
16 posted on 10/09/2012 5:20:00 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Tap, Tap, Tap, waiting for the current administration to play victim
of the big bad business man.
17 posted on 10/09/2012 5:23:18 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Sub-Driver

Here in the Northern Va exurbs, Toll Brothers has a HUGE Romney sign in front of their sales office right on route 29.

Our neighborhood and town are plastered with Romney/Allen signs. We have a good ground game here, though.


18 posted on 10/09/2012 5:28:02 PM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: exit82

The walking braindead. It’s true.

Also, reflexive pathological liars.

The CEO says “if Obama wins, I’ll have to lay a lot of you off”.

The lying braindead translate this in their wormskulls to somehow magically mean: “if you vote for Obama, I will fire you”.

Lost in translation: how the CEO knows who is employees vote for.


19 posted on 10/09/2012 5:36:45 PM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: QualityMan

I attended a meeting last evening on Obamacare. One example given was a woman that owns a company with 450 employees of which all but 50 are minimum wage. She started the company after her husband died and anticipated a max of 50 employees if she succeeded. She is now 78 years old. She continues to operate the company because she feels an obligation to her employees. She certainly doesn’t want to get up and go to the office every day.

She has 400 employees earning $12/hour for 40 hours a week. This is $24,960 per year for the minimum wage earners. This portion of her payroll is about $10,000,000 annually. There is no way that she can afford to provide health insurance for her employees. As a result, the IRS is going to tag her $2000 per employee as a penalty. This equates to $1,000,000 per year. There is no way she can pay this. Its 10% of her payroll for these employees. The nature of her business will not allow her to increase her prices to cover this expense. She is going to shut down the business. Her 450 employees will be unemployed.
Now, does it matter whether she tells her employees what to expect unless Obamacare is repealed? Personally, I think that she should warn them so that they can be proactive in trying to determine their future.

The CEO of Westgate is faced with problems just as the woman is yet they may be somewhat different in nature. He knows that Obama hasn’t been good for the economy, and has given no indication that he will be if given four more years. He also knows that a prolonged sick economy is a death knell to his business. However, he isn’t sure that his employees know the consequences of four more years of Obama. He was straight forward when he warned them. He did the right thing.


20 posted on 10/09/2012 5:38:20 PM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: Saltmeat

Excellent post, Saltmeat.


21 posted on 10/09/2012 5:48:18 PM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: ScottinVA

I admire this guy, because if Obama wins the IRS and other federal agencies will be all over him.

He’s brave, and we could use many more CEOs like him. Most are cowards.


22 posted on 10/09/2012 5:50:02 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Saltmeat

Excellent post. In the world of liberal envy, business people make “windfall profits” every year. They have no idea that the line between profit and loss is often razor thin.


23 posted on 10/09/2012 5:51:31 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Sub-Driver

Boeing did the same basic thing: They cut medical benefits for the class of people that votes for Obama and told them their medical will be ObamaCare once implemented. Boeing then increased benefits for the rest of the company insurance programs.


24 posted on 10/09/2012 5:56:25 PM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Imagine being able to tell 7000 people this. All Barry can do is tell women that if they vote for Romney, he is going to take away their condoms and their Big Bird Show.


25 posted on 10/09/2012 6:19:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Atlas threatening to Shrug, even if just a little bit..


26 posted on 10/09/2012 6:37:30 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Wonder if the CEO of Lockheed Martin would do the same thing ?





Every CEO should send this out :


27 posted on 10/09/2012 7:15:09 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Sub-Driver

BTTT


28 posted on 10/10/2012 11:25:23 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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