Because Obama is anti-business, business owners are having to lay off people..

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    Another THREAD erroneously titled Boss threatens workers if they vote for Obama as usual didn't give the whole story!
    Here is the message the Boss shared saying he was concerned if Obama re-elected, the boss due to government rules regulations continuing to cost more and more, the boss said he MAY have to let people go to cover the costs!

    Subject: Message from David Siegel
    Date:Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:58:05 -0400 (EDT)
    From: [David Siegel]
    To: [All employees]

    To All My Valued Employees,

    As most of you know our company, Westgate Resorts, has continued to succeed in spite of a very dismal economy. There is no question that the economy has changed for the worse and we have not seen any improvement over the past four years. In spite of all of the challenges we have faced, the good news is this: 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. [...]

    Now, the economy is falling apart and people like me who made all the right decisions and invested in themselves are being forced to bail out all the people who didn't. The people that overspent their paychecks suddenly feel entitled to the same luxuries that I earned and sacrificed 42 years of my life for. Yes, business ownership has its benefits, but the price I've paid is steep and not without wounds. Unfortunately, the costs of running a business have gotten out of control, and let me tell you why: We are being taxed to death and the government thinks we don't pay enough. We pay state taxes, federal taxes, property taxes, sales and use taxes, payroll taxes, workers compensation taxes and unemployment taxes. I even have to hire an entire department to manage all these taxes. The question I have is this: Who is really stimulating the economy? Is it the Government that wants to take money from those who have earned it and give it to those who have not, or is it people like me who built a company out of his garage and directly employs over 7000 people and hosts over 3 million people per year with a great vacation?

    Obviously, our present government believes that taking my money is the right economic stimulus for this country. The fact is, if I deducted 50% of your paycheck you'd quit and you wouldn't work here. I mean, why should you? Who wants to get rewarded only 50% of their hard work? Well, that's what happens to me. [...]

    Business is at the heart of America and always has been. To restart it, you must stimulate business, not kill it. However, the power brokers in Washington believe redistributing wealth is the essential driver of the American economic engine. Nothing could be further from the truth and this is the type of change they want.

    [[ Editors' Note: Black actress Stacey Dash defends Romney after facing racist attacks: ‘I chose him not by the color of his skin but the content of his character’ ]]

    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.

    You see, I can no longer support a system that penalizes the productive and gives to the unproductive. My motivation to work and to provide jobs will be destroyed, and with it, so will your opportunities. If that happens, you can find me in the Caribbean sitting on the beach, under a palm tree, retired, and with no employees to worry about.

    Signed, your boss,

    David Siegel



    CEO Threatens to Fire Employees If Obama Is Reelected and Raises Taxes | NewsBusters.org
     
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    ANOTHER example of a myopic idiot Pub dupe CEO- Pffft!! Like adding 4% to his taxes is like adding 50% to his workers' rate. BS
     
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    good lord! OP, you need to take a chill pill.

    My GF owns a bakery in FL. We just opened a new store and hired 12 people who were previously out of work.

    Obama had zip to do with anything. We worked hard and saved our money.
     
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    What are you talking about asshole?!?! YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT! You owe Obama for ALL of it! If it weren't for Obama, you wouldn't have anything.

    Those are his own words - don't shoot the messenger.
     
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    According to Obama your GF did not build that
     
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    Bullshit.

    Pure, unadulterated, stinks to high heaven BULLSHIT.
     
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    C'mon. We all know that President Obama did not say that.

    Congrats Nole, on the bakery. My business is doing well too. My personal investments took a hit with the Bush crash but I'm back up. Pisses me off that I lost that money but as long as our country's growth continues, we should be okay.

    And, of course, that means, vote for Obama.

    Every time i think about RobMe winning, I feel queasy. I can't afford to support that crook and his one percent cronies.
     
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    :lol:

    Wait a minute. Helllllllllllllllooooooooooo? I thought you didn't build it?
     
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    Either Siegel is a moron, or he's convinced his employees are.

    Westgate Resorts financial problems are well known, or should be to anyone who keeps up. Just a couple of years ago, the company was $1 billion in debt and Siegel had to suspend construction on "Versailles," his $100 million Orlando mansion and had to sort of rein in his 30 year younger Trophy Wife, whose excesses were the stuff of movies and reality TV shows. The Siegel's are poster children for all that is WRONG with the 1%.

    Though the company has recovered its financial equilibrium (thanks to some very generous lenders and the loss of 2000 employees), and Siegel was able to keep his palace, the point is that none of that could be laid at the feet of Barack Obama. The company's problems were solely the making of David Siegel.

    It seems to me that he's blaming the President and threatening the jobs of his employees to cover up the fact that his own super-lavish lifestyle and idiotic business decisions nearly wrecked his life and his company.
     

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