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Troubled American 'Versailles' Owner Has 'Never Been Better'

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In October 2012, delusional billionaire David Siegel, timeshare CEO and builder of Florida's unfinished, 90,000-square-foot palace (the subject of the documentary The Queen of Versailles) sent a disquieting, rambling email to his employees, in which he basically says that any vote for President Barack Obama is a vote against their job prospects, and that lives of the 1 percent are really hard, too.

After several paragraphs of preamble about how life ain't easy for gazillionaires, he cuts to the chase:

"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 how has the company, Westgate Resorts, fared under the tax-happy (=evil, obviously) thumb of America's commander-in-chief? Pretty damn good. So good, in fact, he's given his employees raises, boosting the minimum pay to $10 an hour. In fact, "things have never been better."

No word on when his ridiculous house is actually expected to be completed, though.

· Obama-Hating CEO Had Best Year Ever Under Obama [Gawker]
· All David Siegel coverage [Curbed National]