Timeshare mogul David Siegel — whose Westgate Resorts empire includes a site in Park City, Utah — has sent a cheery message to his employees: A vote for Barack Obama is a vote for losing your job.
Here are Siegel’s exact words, from an email Siegel sent to employees Monday (and was reprinted by the celebrity site Gawker): "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."
After a long discourse on the economy, the Obama administration’s tax policies and Siegel’s backstory as a self-made billionaire, Siegel adds this kicker: "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."
Gawker noted that Siegel’s message resembled a similar online chain letter — and confirmed from Siegel that he adapted parts of that 2008 letter for his message to employees this week.
Siegel and his wife Jackie, you may remember, were profiled in Lauren Greenfield’s documentary "The Queen of Versailles" — which opened the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, even as Siegel was suing Sundance and the filmmakers over how the movie was described in early press materials. (Sundance was later dropped as a defendant, but Siegel is still suing the filmmakers over the content of the film.)
|1.||Mitt Romney to make his home in Utah|
|2.||Pierce: NFL, BYU prioritize TV viewers over ticket buyers|
|3.||DA says Dillon Taylor officer-involved killing was justified|
|4.||Utah adds a few more fish to the ‘do not eat’ list|
|5.||Utah Jazz notes: Mixed results in first practice for Exum, Hood|
|6.||Relatives speak about Utah family of five found dead in home|
|7.||Photos: Katy Perry roars into Salt Lake City on her Prismatic World Tour|
|8.||Utah Jazz: Lindsey expects to keep Kanter, Burks ‘a long time’|
|9.||Restaurant review: Utah duo takes chance on Korean standbys with contemporary spin|
|10.||Mark Shurtleff working with brother in Orem start-up|