In a recent article for the Emerald City Journal, we spoke how voting for Obama may negatively impact your job and/or future job salary opportunities (lower offers). We spoke about David Siegel the CEO of Westgate Resorts and the email he wrote to his employees (thousands of them). Today more CEO’s are stepping forward with the same warnings that your job maybe on the line if you support Obama. This time the email is from Saddle Creek President Cliff Otto. In the email he expresses many things but it comes down to Romney’s positions on energy and taxes align with the company better.
I do think it’s fair that employees know what is coming to them. Most voters just look at the benefits (hey! free health care everyone) yet don’t understand the consequences that their employer will need to make adjustments in the company to make the numbers work and that means the possibility of cutting staff. It’s a smooth move by Romney. He expressed it on a conference call with the National Federation of Independent Business. Unfortunately, I don’t think it has really hit the voters yet or they simply don’t realize that businesses can’t just write off Obama Care they have to balance their budgets. You can’t spend money you don’t have. Companies with 100 employees would need to come up with an extra 100K per year at least for the Obama Care program and that doesn’t just grow on the money tree in the backyard.
Another email from a car part manufacturer in Michigan (Lacks Enterprises) is expressing the same consequences. It basically says that if you don’t for Romney, it could result in higher taxes and lower pay. He earges his employees to for “less government”.
Lastly, you probably have heard of Steve Wynn (Wynn Resorts). They are the third largest casino operator in America. Mr. Wynn went a step further and mailed a 60+ page packet to his 12,000 employees. Steve Wynn has stated, “It would be a complete disaster if Obama wins, which is why I’m urging my employees to vote for Romney.” It will cost Steve Wynn millions of dollars per year if Obama is elected.
Unlike David Siegel the CEO of Westgate Resorts who doesn’t come out and say it (don’t vote for Obama) more and more companies are getting stronger in their statements and making it quite clear that your vote for Obama may put your job on the line.