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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 10 2012 2:00 p.m. MDT

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AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

Truth may hurt but this is a tacky way to get the message out. Politically based? Ya think? I am betting there is more than one way to skin a cat but he is probably telling it like it really is. I just think he could have done it better and not come accross as such a prude.

But I do hope that he does not have to lay anyone off. (in more ways than one)

Ken Hollen
South Jordan, UT

If this man is the CEO of a company he owns, nonpublic, go for it. But then a CEO does not open the doors for the customers, brings the food tray, changes the bedding and cleans the bathroom. If this man is so foolish as to lower his standard of service and lose customers, the customers will cut his pay. LOL

lehi, ut

I read the actual email on another news site, and I have to say that although I agree with his reasoning and his rational I think that was totally inapropriate to send to all his employee's. I don't think it is apropriate for anyone in a leadership position be it a boss, teacher, or religious leader, to potentially make someone feel unwelcome because of their political ideas.

Layton, UT

Only an idiot would leave this great country based on who is president. If you have no loyalty to this country, than leave now. This includes some individuals in Hollywood, or other wackos from the far left or right.

This country is greater than any president or any of the above.

Orem, UT

I would suggest you read the entire email which he verified that he did send out. I believe if you'd take the time to research instead of just believing all which the media presents, you'd be a wiser individual.

A quick google search will result in many links where the email can be found in its entirety. His points are valid and as a privately held company his claims of being beaten down in the media as the evil 1% are true.

When you look at most of the economic woes in our country right now they have been exaccerbated by the current administration even though they have led the people to believe they have no fault. Their attempt to fix things by handouts and stimulus packages is a joke. Who has paid for those failed attempts? Who will continue to pay until we are all standing in line with our hands out?

Wise up and learn! By the way, isn't Ron Paul visiting UVU?

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

He has given hundreds of people jobs for years.

People may not like the realities of the economy, but that does not make this guy some sort of demon for warning people about what will happen.

When the costs to hire someone exceeds the profit that they can produce, employers have no choice but to change something. (Unlike the federal government which just prints money or borrows it or raises taxes!)

Just like you or I may decide it is not worth it to work any more if our hourly wage is cut below our current pay, say from $250 (for lawyers) $50 for plumbers, or $10 for fast food workers, company big wigs have the same option. Why should they work long hours, risking their life savings, and put up with all the governmental hassles for a lot less than the are used to making?

Therefore, we will see many companies cut costs, or go out of business.

Anyone complaining about how this is unfair is free to start up their own company and absorb all the added costs being imposed by Obama, until they too work for nothing and stand to loose everything they invested.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Every medical device company in America is saying the same thing. Thanks to the Medical Device Excise Tax, which takes effect Jan 1, we are laying off 5% of our work force. The list is already made. The only way these unfortunate employees will still be employed next year is if Romney wins and manages to repeal Obamacare.

Orem, UT

Knee jerk reactions from those who've not read, not researched and not learned to think for themselves. Truly sad.

American Fork, UT

Sorry for his employees but if this is the way this guy runs his business and now to threaten staff...I'd kind of like to see it happen. Maybe if we'd have gotten proper single payer health care coverage and took that monkey off the employers' back it would have helped, eh?


So if I had said this . . . having been unemployed since May 1st and knowing my prospects of getting a REAL job will be nil if Obama wins the election . . . would it carry more weight than having been said by a 1%er?

Sacramento, CA

If this story were about a left-leaning owner, or the story about standing miners behind a candidate with the resulting pay loss, or requiring salaried employees to make predetermined political contributions, no matter what, the left-leaning individuals and/or candidates involved would never hear the end of it. Funny how some groups don't seem to mind when the conservatives do these things.

Sandy, UT

Obama the dictator renewed the tax cuts and cut taxes further with 2 percent from fica. Obamacare is modeled after republican ideas.

How far to the right do you want this guy to go?


The statement by Mr. Siegel may seem harsh, but this is the most critical election in the history of our Republic. A vote for the Progressive-Socialist-Democrats is a vote that will reduce our freedom, and will erode our economic system. President Obama has not had the best interest of the Republic on his mind during the past four years, and it is time to replace him with someone who cares about this nation. There is ample evidence in the Obama record to indicate his motives, and all are sinister. November 6, 2012 is as critical day in the history of our nation and the Republic, as July 4, 1776!

Belching Cow
Sandy, UT

There's going to be a lot of companies laying people off if Obama is elected. They won't have a choice. The company I work for is one of those. We are loosing money for the first time ever this year and have been in business over 20 years.

The title to this article was ridiculous. Being fired is a lot different that being laid off. This article is talking about lay offs not firing.


What strikes me as comical is how many people in this forum say the man is trying to blackmail or extort his employees to his way of thinking. All I read was that "if any new taxes are levied on me", he will have to lay some people off/reduce the size of his company/ies. how is that forcing his employees to "vote his way"?

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

This is what happens when you hire Marie Antoinette as your Vice President of Human Resources.

boise, id

Sift and winnow, winnow and sift. There is so much misinformation and political posturing going on out there no one seems to realize America has a serious problem and we keep electing Republicans AND Democrats with one purpose in life to get elected and accomplish nothing substanitive while in office. We need to elect a senate and a house that will put the interests of our country and our grandchildren ahead of short sighted politicking and greedy self interest. When are we going to insist on an end to gridlock in DC and elect problem solvers not more problem creators.


It shows the level these guys will go to get their way. Bulling employees to get their way is as low as it gets.

Tooele, UT

Re: "Twice as many business executives . . . say the global economy will prosper better if . . . Obama wins . . . a poll showed on Friday."

Like I said -- All businessmen know Obama will kill off private business. Only a few are brave enough to say so.

Sophie 62
spring city, UT

Romney is going to take Utah no matter what this guy says.
So his employees here at least have no control over the election. For him to threaten them before he even sees what happens with the economy after the election is really low.
He's only guessing about the future.
If he want to go to some island and sulk, if Obama wins, fine. But to lay people off or fire them for something they have no control over, without even giving the future a chance - well, that's being in it all for himself. He's the kind of CEO who gives corporations a bad name.

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