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Posts by GerardKempf

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  • What the Case for Palin in 2016 Says About Conservatives

    11/21/2012 2:17:42 PM PST · 5 of 25
    GerardKempf to I want the USA back

    Moderate Republicans will not vote for Palin. She is too much of a loose cannon. Personally I find her sexy but my wife feels she is a dip. Only having half of the party vote for her will not beat a Dem - even if its Biden (yikes). I see a Chris Christie or Rubio vs Clinton

  • Boehner Tells House G.O.P. to Fall in Line

    11/11/2012 11:46:36 AM PST · 213 of 290
    GerardKempf to pallis

    Ok - so I’m not a millionaire but if we give Obama what he wants and we get spending cuts and some (not all) loopholes closed up and agree to reform all over tax code then at least we don’t sacrafice 98% getting higher income taxes. I mean Obama has an upper hand with us right now and just taking a blow up the system in reality hurts everyone, including us. Granted I’m considered a RINO by all here but heck I voted Republican and am hopeful the divide in our own party can at least be met. Thoughts?

  • Free Republic Media Watchers Target NBCNews

    11/11/2012 8:47:17 AM PST · 19 of 127
    GerardKempf to dfwgator

    Since many of us have cable - in reality how many of us on here actually watch NBC news to begin with? I flip between Fox and CNN. Fox got me a little ticked with some of their so called experts (Rove, Barone, Morris (gag), etc) were pretty off. Rove was the closest. Wasting energy on “boycotting” NBC and/or others might be better steared in contacting your Senator and/or Congressman/women (particularly if they are up for re-election in 2014 in tight races) to ask them questions. The election is over and Obama now has nothing to lose and the Senate (with some of the moderates like Kirk, Collins, etc) appear to be fillibuster proof so a lot is going to be on the House.

  • U.S. Employment Discrimination Law Does Not Include Party Affiliation

    11/09/2012 11:17:13 AM PST · 4 of 28
    GerardKempf to Oberon

    Agreed - plus if they are a current employee then you run the risk of a) having them file for unemployment which they will get if you fire them on grounds of political affiliation. Not their fault, B) having anything they remotely have on you or know about your operations exposed - unless you have them on a super tight NDA and c) risk of not having customers who might view your firm as extreme. I have 2 programmers who work for me that our outstanding at what they do, are good people and have families I know/trust. Just because they voted for Obama does not drive my decision to fire them. However to each their own.

  • Louisiana Petitions to Leave Union

    11/09/2012 8:00:44 AM PST · 16 of 90
    GerardKempf to The Sons of Liberty

    You’d see the biggest brain drain leave Louisiana- all professors and researchers (primarily funded via some sort of federal grants) would leave - top students would then leave and study elsewhere not to return and eventually would businesses. Heck I live here in Covington LA.

  • Clinton vs. Rice is U.S. best bet for 2016 (Women are better managers, leaders)

    11/09/2012 6:29:36 AM PST · 18 of 47
    GerardKempf to Wyrd bið ful aræd

    Bravo on your pick - Rubio (FLORIDA, HISPANIC, CONSERVATIVE BUT NOT TOO EXTREME)

  • We Lost...Who To Blame And Why

    11/09/2012 5:31:07 AM PST · 71 of 106
    GerardKempf to DrewsMum

    Where did I bash West - by stating the obvious that HE LOST. Give me a break? West went postal too many times which freaked the moderates in his district. So while what he said/did during the past 2 years may not have had any impact, it sure as heck did to a lot of moderate Republicans like myself and it sure did to the Dems that came out in force against him - and look what happened. Look what happened to Walsh and some others. Overall if the tea party and the moderates (which there are more of us) can’t come together then we’re all screwed. So stew on that point but the blunt reality is what it is.

  • We Lost...Who To Blame And Why

    11/09/2012 5:21:05 AM PST · 69 of 106
    GerardKempf to Absolutely Nobama

    Where are the jobs? We’ve had the lowest rate on the uber wealthy? Wouldn’t logic have dictated the jobs would have been coming for the past year or so?

    No see the very wealthy no longer create jobs - they are investment bankers, bankers, lawyers and many who have inherited their wealth. So please get real. I don’t make a million a year but I employ 6 full timers and I am attempting to hire another in 2013.

  • We Lost...Who To Blame And Why

    11/09/2012 5:17:14 AM PST · 68 of 106
    GerardKempf to gusty

    Gutsy - I too own a Corp (Subchapter S) that makes $800-900K gross sales per year on average. I employ 6 people including myself. You need to get a better accountant. There are a lot of legal and reasonable ways to reduce your corporate taxes and still enjoy the benefits of not having to lay off people. My company paid a total of $3950 on our 1120S form for 2011 on 704K total receipts (cash basis). I made $150K while the other 5 made $60K-$70K each. I also covered 50% of health insurance. So again, if $3950 on my 1120 (which goes to gov’t to pay for things like infrastructure, etc) then that’s not a crazy nut that’s putting me underwater (or affecting my upper middle class lifestyle). My wife makes $40K so we’re under $250K in payroll per year among us - which allows us to have a decent living. Get a good accountant. You’ll be amazed at what they can do.

  • We Lost...Who To Blame And Why

    11/08/2012 8:17:30 PM PST · 14 of 106
    GerardKempf to ari-freedom

    Good post - I agree that tea party has some good ideas (and some money). We have more money but we have some good ideas as well. Hopefully we can all come together or we’re never gonna see the White House again

  • We Lost...Who To Blame And Why

    11/08/2012 8:11:29 PM PST · 9 of 106
    GerardKempf to Bellflower

    Well I for one am not a millionaire. So if the millionaires have to go from 35 to 39% (Clinton era rates) and the rest of us don’t have to see our taxes rise then I for one am ok with using that as a chip to bargain with on our side. You?

  • **EXCLUSIVE** Senate Minority Leader: No Tax Hikes ("Read His Lips")

    11/08/2012 8:04:35 PM PST · 21 of 98
    GerardKempf to CriticalJ

    No way Mitch will be able to stop it in the Senate. Already moderate Republicans in the Senate are willing to forego fillibusters like Kirk (IL), Collins (ME), etc so as to do a straightup vote when it comes to them. Mitch will vote No but his trusted fillibuster will not be available.

  • We Lost...Who To Blame And Why

    11/08/2012 8:00:05 PM PST · 3 of 106
    GerardKempf to Absolutely Nobama

    Sorry, but if us RINOs leave then we take 70% of the money and funding with us, so you think the tea party faction can run the entire Republican Party? If anything it was the tea party faction (the fringe) that caused some of our losses in this past election and even lost in this election (ala Walsh, West, Murdouck, etc). We are a divided party right now- so you want to unite or fight among ourselves? We fight then we’re screwed for years to come. However BS articles like this where you want to attack us within the party is just fine - we’ve held the power long enough with you and without you. Remember, Eisenhower, Reagan and Bush Sr and Jr were not tea partiers - all were centrist conservatives who compromised within reason.

  • 332,754 Votes Would Have Secured a Romney Victory

    11/08/2012 2:27:14 PM PST · 11 of 68
    GerardKempf to CreviceTool

    We can use this in four years.

  • Vegas Employer: Obama WonSo I Fired 22 Employees

    11/08/2012 2:24:44 PM PST · 34 of 35
    GerardKempf to alphadoggie

    Not necessarily - if he has 10 of 114 women and fires five of the 10 (50%) and only fires 17 of the 94 men then you’ve got a case - as well as the fact that there are some areas in Obamacare (which is the law) which they could say because they were women they were fired.

  • What happens if I opt out?

    11/08/2012 9:18:09 AM PST · 4 of 52
    GerardKempf to llevrok

    If you don’t stay on your company plan then you are making a poor choice. Your employer will not opt out and/or drop you. It makes more sense for them to maintain their company plan (which is most likely partially self-insured). So talk to HR but don’t put your family at risk

  • Obama supporters celebrate: 'No more Israel!'

    11/08/2012 9:15:47 AM PST · 17 of 41
    GerardKempf to snowrip

    Actually the chubby white guy at end of clip wasn’t too far off - saying if Iran closes of Straits then Israel is going to blow you off the map. So at least from a pragmatic negotiating point - I think the guy got it right. Obama will go to Iran and say look if you close of the Straits and you don;t stop building the nuclear bomb then we’re going to step back and let Israel blow you off the map.

  • Republican strategist Karl Rove's very bad night

    11/08/2012 9:08:03 AM PST · 16 of 33
    GerardKempf to RIghtwardHo

    Rove had a very bad night and lost a ton of money on this $130MM raised/spent - I heard he had a 1% Return On His Investment (ROI) - still without him then that’s a big money source for GOP so don’t go railing on Karl too much.

  • Canceled Comcast

    11/08/2012 9:04:19 AM PST · 4 of 127
    GerardKempf to dupree

    Well at least you can still watch Fox on your handheld phone or if you at least have internet connection you can watch on a tablet.

  • Vegas Employer: Obama WonSo I Fired 22 Employees

    11/08/2012 9:00:48 AM PST · 8 of 35
    GerardKempf to DonaldC

    Wow that was probably not a good thing to actually publicize. If any of them are women then they have a federal discrimination suit served up on a tee for them regardless of whether Nevada is a right to work state or not. Plus now he’s gonna get jacked on unemployment rate due to that. Yikes.