Whining Job Creator 'O The Day: David Siegel, still a huge jackass

Whining Job Creator 'O The Day: David Siegel still a huge jackass

by digby

Via Think Progress

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.

However, let me share a few facts that might help you decide what is in your best interest.
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.

If you haven't seen the documentary "Queen of Versailles" you probably don't understand the depth of depravity in that statement by the man whose wife is the title character. This is a man who's made his fortune bilking people out of money they cannot afford for time-shares that aren't worth spit. He's the guy whose conspicuous consumption is so over the top that they made a movie out of it, a movie in which he is revealed to be one of the stupidest businessmen on the face of the earth.

In fact, when I saw the movie that was the main takeaway. Here was a guy who'd made his fortune mostly through luck and timing --- and a flood of cheap money --- who refused to let go of a Las Vegas white elephant even though it would have saved billions of dollars and thousands of jobs. There was no reason for it other than his oversized ego, which also had him building the most hideous oversized structure this side of the Mall of America, which he dubbed "Versailles."

At the end of the movie he was sitting in a piles of papers and dogshit, yelling at his childlike wife and confused kids about turning off the lights when they leave the room. That made me happy. He was going down, down, down and nobody deserved it more. And his kids would be better off for not having the world handed to them by this creep.

Unfortunately he, like the rest of the 1%, no matter how inept and undeserving, has recovered his fortune and is back in business. The fact that he's still whining like a spoiled toddler is testament to just how sick all that money has made these plutocratic jerks.

Now he's doing God's Work (job creatin') by copying wingnut chain emails and sending them to his employees. If these are the titans of capitalism who are supposed to save us all, I'd say it's time we start gathering our survivalist gear and hoarding canned goods. The future is not bright.