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David Siegel Threatens Layoffs if Obama Re-elected

David Siegel has done it again.

When last we met him, the time-share tycoon co-starred in “The Queen of Versailles,” the documentary about his building the largest house in America. The plan was interrupted by the economic downturn, which almost cost him the company he founded, Westgate Resorts. But he retrenched, sold off a time-share condo he’d been building and supposedly made a comeback — if not to billionaire status, at least to becoming a 1%er again.

But the one thing he should have retrenched on was his Big Mouth. During the filming, he bragged that he’d gotten George W. Bush elected by doing something he didn’t think was legal. Well, he’s at it again, sending a letter to his 8,000 employees suggesting they vote Republican or they’d lose their jobs.

“The economy doesn’t currently threaten your job. What does threaten your job, however, is another 4 years of the same Presidential administration.”

While he says he can’t tell them who to vote for, he claims “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.”

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