David Siegel, the founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, is a dick.
Here’s an excerpt from the email he sent to every employee yesterday via Gawker
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? [...]
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.
Woe-is-me, my taxes may go up by 3 whole fucking percentage points! This clearly means I’ll have to fire some of you peasants.
You see, this is all your fault, because you failed to elect Mitt Romney. Now I’m going to have to put you down for biting your owner.
Siegel is a billionaire real-estate mogul who owns the largest home in America at 90,000 square feet.
If anyone ever deserved a punch in the gut, it’s this man.
By the way, someone should tell Siegel that Paul Ryan voted for the Budget Control Act which includes the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts. And that the Republican-controlled House of John Boehner voted for the Budget Control Act. Boehner got “98 percent” of what he wanted, remember? That includes a 3 percent tax increase.