THIS Is John Galt. – Chicks on the Right



English: Westgate Resorts Logo

English: Westgate Resorts Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Ready for the end of full-time jobs, at least for young people? That’s what Obamacare is going to do, especially in retail, including food service. Like Mock, I don’t want to excerpt the letter either so I’ll print it all so you can draw your own conclusions.




I have the BIGGEST GLEES right now over this letter that CEO David Siegel sent to his 7000 employees at Westgate Resorts.

I’m putting the whole thing here in its entirety because IT IS SO AWESOME, but be sure to click the sourcelink to read about Robert Frank‘s phone call with David Siegel for more background information.

Here’s the letter. And I would be willing to bet that David Siegel isn’t the only John Galt out there.

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. 

I started this company over 42 years ago. At that time, I lived in a very modest home. I converted my garage into an office so I could put forth 100% effort into building a company, which by the way, would eventually employ you. We didn’t eat in fancy restaurants or take expensive vacations because every dollar I made went back into this company. I drove an old used car, and often times, I stayed home on weekends, while my friends went out drinking and partying. In fact, I was married to my business — hard work, discipline, and sacrifice. Meanwhile, many of my friends got regular jobs. They worked 40 hours a week and made a nice income, and they spent every dime they earned. They drove flashy cars and lived in expensive homes and wore fancy designer clothes. My friends refinanced their mortgages and lived a life of luxury. I, however, did not. I put my time, my money, and my life into this business —-with a vision that eventually, some day, I too, will be able to afford to buy whatever I wanted. Even to this day, every dime I earn goes back into this company. Over the past four years I have had to stop building my dream house, cut back on all of my expenses, and take my kids out of private schools simply to keep this company strong and to keep you employed.

Just think about this – most of you arrive at work in the morning and leave that afternoon and the rest of your time is yours to do as you please. But not me- there is no “off” button for me. When you leave the office, you are done and you have a weekend all to yourself. I unfortunately do not have that freedom. I eat, live, and breathe this company every minute of the day, every day of the week. There is no rest. There is no weekend. There is no happy hour. I know many of you work hard and do a great job, but I’m the one who has to sign every check, pay every expense, and make sure that this company continues to succeed. Unfortunately, what most people see is the nice house and the lavish lifestyle. What the press certainly does not want you to see, is the true story of the hard work and sacrifices I’ve made.

Now, the economy is falling apart and people like me who made all the right decisions and invested in themselves are being forced to bail out all the people who didn’t. The people that overspent their paychecks suddenly feel entitled to the same luxuries that I earned and sacrificed 42 years of my life for. Yes, business ownership has its benefits, but the price I’ve paid is steep and not without wounds. Unfortunately, the costs of running a business have gotten out of control, and let me tell you why: We are being taxed to death and the government thinks we don’t pay enough. We pay state taxes, federal taxes, property taxes, sales and use taxes, payroll taxes, workers compensation taxes and unemployment taxes. I even have to hire an entire department to manage all these taxes. The question I have is this: Who is really stimulating the economy? Is it the Government that wants to take money from those who have earned it and give it to those who have not, or is it people like me who built a company out of his garage and directly employs over 7000 people and hosts over 3 million people per year with a great vacation?

Obviously, our present government believes that taking my money is the right economic stimulus for this country. The fact is, if I deducted 50 percent of your paycheck you’d quit and you wouldn’t work here. I mean, why should you? Who wants to get rewarded only 50 percent of their hard work? Well, that’s what happens to me.

Here is what most people don’t understand and the press and our Government has chosen to ignore — to stimulate the economy you need to stimulate what runs the economy. Instead of raising my taxes and depositing that money into the Washington black-hole, let me spend it on growing the company, hire more employees, and generate substantial economic growth. My employees will enjoy the wealth of that tax cut in the form of promotions and better salaries. But that is not what our current Government wants you to believe. They want you to believe that it somehow makes sense to take more from those who create wealth and give it to those who do not, and somehow our economy will improve. They don’t want you to know that the “1%”, as they like to label us, pay more than 31% of all the taxes in this country. Thomas Jefferson, the author of our great Constitution, once said, “democracy” will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

Business is at the heart of America and always has been. To restart it, you must stimulate business, not kill it. However, the power brokers in Washington believe redistributing wealth is the essential driver of the American economic engine. Nothing could be further from the truth and this is the type of change they want.

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.

You see, I can no longer support a system that penalizes the productive and gives to the unproductive. My motivation to work and to provide jobs will be destroyed, and with it, so will your opportunities. If that happens, you can find me in the Caribbean sitting on the beach, under a palm tree, retired, and with no employees to worry about.

Signed, your boss,

David Siegel


THIS Is John Galt. – Chicks on




the Right.






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29 Responses to THIS Is John Galt. – Chicks on the Right

  1. JessicaHof says:

    Says it all – and I’d guess the Left is up in arms.

    • neenergyobserver says:

      It’s gotten ugly real fast on this one. But he tells the truth, as I see it.

      • JessicaHof says:

        Not surprised – but yes, he’s right.

        • neenergyobserver says:

          Yep, lot’s of those ugly words that fly around when people forget that it is HIS money. And no, I’m not surprised either. There’s much for the entitled to learn and they are all hard lessons, with a tough final.

        • JessicaHof says:

          Didn’t like knowing rich men worked hard,either.

        • neenergyobserver says:

          For the most part, they are rich because they work harder than the rest of us, it’s certainly one of the reasons I’m not.

        • JessicaHof says:

          The liberals don’t like that truth.

        • neenergyobserver says:

          No, they surely don’t, and it starting to bite them [ah] where the sun doesn’t shine.

  2. As Rush would say, “Right on, right on, right on.”

    • neenergyobserver says:

      Indeed so, how’d you get yourself into moderation? :-)

      • Servus Fidelis says:

        I have no clue. Must be the use of the word Rush. :-)

        • neenergyobserver says:

          Not on my watch list :-)

        • Servus Fidelis says:

          How about if I changed my visible name from servusfidelis to Servus Fidelis? Would that do it?

        • neenergyobserver says:

          Must just have been an anomaly, you jumping in fine now.

        • Servus Fidelis says:

          That’s good. I had a problem earlier when we were chatting on Jess’s site. I would fill out a reply and press send and nothing would happen. It would just sit there with the circle thing going round and round forever. Wonder if there is some issues at WordPress.

        • neenergyobserver says:

          I think so, while she was gone, I dropped off Jess’s subscription list, nothing is e-mail notifying me anymore so yeah, I think they have a problem, bandwidth maybe, political blogs are really humming now. My reader is well over a hundred a day.

        • Servus Fidelis says:

          Same here. I finally decided to just bailout of the conversation and go get a flu shot. Told the nurses that I had never had the flu before so I thought that I would come down and try it. They didn’t seem to think that was very funny: got a feeling they hear stuff like that about 100 times a day. Oh well, I tried to make ‘em smile. :-)

        • neenergyobserver says:

          Some people just have no sense of humor, do they? :-)

        • Servus Fidelis says:

          Either that or they’re democrats. :-)

        • neenergyobserver says:

          Could be, pretty much the same symptoms. :-)

        • Servus Fidelis says:

          Indeed they are the most miserable people on the face of the planet it seems. They think that they will be happy with another give-away from the government and when they get it, they seem to think that they should get more. It’s never ending. It’s hard to get smile out of one them. Oh well, for some reason I don’t really give a flip about their misery index. :-)

        • neenergyobserver says:

          Nope, gave up on them long ago, let em starve in the street, useless mouths, God forgive me, but it’s true. :-)

        • Servus Fidelis says:

          II Thessalonians 10, 11 – For also when we were with you, this we declared to you: that, if any man will not work, neither let him eat. For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, If any will not work, neither let him eat. For we have heard there are some among you who walk disorderly, working not at all, but curiously meddling.

          Sounds like a bunch of Democrats to me. :-)

        • neenergyobserver says:

          Me too, I just didn’t have the verse at hand. :-)

        • Servus Fidelis says:


        • neenergyobserver says:


  3. Great letter. Actually it could be a form letter from any American business owner to their employees.

    • neenergyobserver says:

      It could be and SHOULD be. Which is very sad, indeed.

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