CEOs threaten job cuts if Obama wins
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 1:25p.m.
By Will Pollard
For the second time in as many weeks, a chief executive in the United States has been exposed warning his employees that a victory for Barack Obama in next month’s presidential election could mean the loss of their jobs.
The chief executive of Florida-based software firm AGS Solutions emailed his more than 1,000 employees on September 30 – implying that they should vote for Republican candidate Mitt Romney, and that their jobs would be at stake if Romney failed to win, MSNBC reports.
In the email – with the subject line “Will the US Presidential election directly impact your future jobs at ASG? Please read below” – chief executive and president Arthur Allen urges his employees to vote in “a new President and administration”.
“If the US re-elects President Obama, our chances of staying independent are slim to none,” he writes.
“If we fail as a nation to make the right choice on November 6th, and we lose our independence as a company, I don't want to hear any complaints regarding the fallout that will most likely come.
“When we buy a company, we eliminate about 60 percent of the salaries of the employees of that company. If we lose our independence and get consolidated, the same thing would happen to ASG's employees.”
‘Another four years of Obama threatens your job’
Allen’s email came to light this week following last week’s release of an ‘all staff’ email from David Siegel, founder and chief executive of Westgate Resorts – one of the largest resort developers in the world. Siegel told employees in his October 8 email that an Obama victory would force him to cut jobs, Gawker reports.
“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 writes.
Siegel begrudgingly admits that “as your employer, I can't tell you whom to vote for”, but goes on to explain in no uncertain terms the consequences of Romney failing to make the White House.
“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,” he says.
“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.”
Siegel has previously boasted that he was responsible for George W Bush’s victory over Al Gore in 2000, as he helped get those who supported Bush to the ballot box.
“I had my managers do a survey on every employee. If they liked Bush, we made them register to vote. But not if they liked Gore,” he told Businessweek.
“On Election Day, we made sure everyone who was voting for Bush got to the polls. I didn’t know he would win by 527 votes. Afterward, we did a survey among the employees to find out who voted who wouldn’t have otherwise. One thousand of them said so.”
Siegel is also known, along with his wife, for striving to build ‘the biggest house in America’.
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16/10/2012 3:37:55 a.m.
Evil Independent wrote:
No, Bill C, as an independent voter in the U.S., it's YOU who doesn't get it. It's not that Republicans can't get a fair shake with a Democratic president, it's that they don't want to have to TRY. Now let's get one thing straight off the bat - I'm not voting for Obama, he's done other things that I'm very much upset about. But to hear conservatives cry and whine about how they're only making $10 million a year instead of $100 million makes me puke. Try walking a mile in my middle-class, living-check-to-check shoes, jerk. I lost my job when the economy tanked, and guess what? I worked hard, busted my butt, and now, 3 years later, I have a BETTER job than the one I got tossed from! It ain't the president that makes or breaks this deal. It's how much YOU are willing to WORK for it. And I've seen enough in my life to know that conservatives don't WANT to. They like the rich, easy life. Get used to it? How about YOU get used to it?
16/10/2012 2:27:04 a.m.
BILL C, Obama is more dedicated with the President committments for his people where Romeo will start a 3rd world war that would produces bullets and bombs then run away to preach god in some other state just like his business that was based out of America to avoid paying American taxes or help his country to grow' let alone the Vietnam war where he ran away to France to build his mormon church and read his bible.
I think BILL C' that you don't understand the cicumstances of the ins and out of success and betrayers, and the only person will screwed things up will be Rommey the roaming type.
God Help the President and the American people.
15/10/2012 6:41:08 p.m.
Bill C wrote:
You people just don't and can't understand. The regulations put forth by Obama are making it more difficult for businesses to operate and continue to make profit without making drastic cuts. It's their business, and they can do what they please with their assets. If they feel that a policy is going to make their lives more difficult, they're going to cut assets. I've been warning people about this for almost a year. But liberals continue denying it to this day. Obama is going to cripple the economy. He knows absolutely nothing about business. The government is not in control of business. Get used to it. If Obama wins, you're screwed.
15/10/2012 4:36:32 p.m.
John Davis wrote:
What a scum bag, if your boss is telling you who to vote for under the threat of losing your job you certainly are not independent.
Romney is going to lose its not even going to be a close election, 1000 votes definitely isn't going to get him into power.
Its ironic he helped get Bush into power who then proceeded to drive the country into the ditch, now he wants to elect Romney into power who will most likely do the same thing.
15/10/2012 3:30:38 p.m.
MR HOLMES THE PEARL GINGER CAT . wrote:
boy you talk about dirty politics . i would hate to live in the united states were your left to die if you have no medical insurance .BUT SERIOUSLY THIS CEO IS BREAKING THE LAW ? .if obama was white he would be 25% ahead in the polls no doubt about it . he took over from the republican morons 4 years and was left with basicly hoovers great depression to clean up . im ashamed of america they were once the shining light of ehtics and good christian priciples now they are the world dominance they always told us russia wanted to be .thus us lords it over the world like a dictator .woe unto you if you dont do as they say .romney is a chicken hawlk he was in the south of france as a mormon spreading the faith so it got him out of having to go to any wars . as i said CHICKEN HAWLKS .DID YOU KNOW THE US SPENDS 50% OF ITS GDP ON DEFENSE HOW SIC IS THAT .
15/10/2012 1:36:00 p.m.
This shows why New Zealand should not having anything to do with America.
15/10/2012 1:31:35 p.m.
America brought and sold, its obvious aint it, isnt this against some U.S. voting laws?
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