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If you were in a position to sway the votes of thousands in favor of your own political agenda, would you do it? Would you consider it un-ethical to threaten the employment futures of your employees in order to additionally avoid any pre-conceived threat of higher taxation? Should there be a broader line between freedom of choice and infringement?
Apparently, David Siegal Founder & CEO of Westgate Resorts, felt justified in doing just that. Not only striving to influence his employees (who number in the thousands globally) by sending a very well-worded “pressure letter” (READ IT FOR YOURSELF HERE) via email but also, going so far as to state his case before the media too! What’s least surprising about this stunt? Obviously, the race card could be thrown down but, no. The most surprising fact of this under-handed tactic is that it’s been done before!
Recall if you will, a similar letter circulated during the 2008 election cycle:(READ IT HERE IF YOU MISSED IT!) It would seem as though the original missive was used as a template here for Siegel to attempt to coerce his staff to make their mark for Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Has the Republican Party reached that level of desperation at which all stops come out??? Have the members of that party really come to expect the Democratic Party to allow this type of below-the-belt trickery to go un-checked? Maybe they’re thinking that since they can’t form the political PACs in time to be effective, there’s still a chance to influence those within our circles through their paychecks… And here comes this clown! Even if there were taxation plans in place that would effect his company’s conduct of business, would he REALLY be so negatively impacted that down-sizing to literally nothing would be the only solution?
Taken from Perspective – Timeshare and Fractional Ownership Magazine: Across the country resort developers are putting new projects on hold and trying to figure out how to salvage sales of projects already under construction. But a timeshare developer from Florida, David Siegel, CEO of Westgate Resorts, is setting record sales in what others would consider a down market.
“If I did not read the paper I would think our economy is booming,” said Siegel. “Our occupancy is up and sales continue to surpass the records we set in 2007 when we exceeded $1.1 billion in revenue.”
Sounds like a man on the brink of catastrophic downsizing to me! What I really get here is a man who would rather strive to manipulate the minds of his employees to foster some sense of urgency to back the wrong guy, just to put another dollar in his pocket at THEIR expense! What I see here is a business owner who has the experience to navigate changes in the economic waters of this country if needed – not someone who can’t adjust to a potential tax variation. What I see here is a political idealist who would rather steal this election by any means necessary than to see the true implementation of democracy in action!
David Siegel, you’re an embarrassment to legitimate, ethical businessman within the state of Florida and to Americans as a whole.
The only upside to this that I can find is that at 76 years of age, you probably won’t have to suffer all 4 years of these perceived tax smackdowns very long.