Skip to comments.The adults at Hostess give a reality lesson to Obama’s union children
Posted on 11/16/2012 11:47:48 AM PST by jmaroneps37
This is the end of Hostess Bakery Company. It was started in 1930 and died a few days after Barack Obama was reelected. The smiles have barely left the faces of his supporters, and now thousands of them across the country are being fired and laid-off.
We deeply regret the necessity of todays decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike.
Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders. With these 45 words the world has been turned upside down for proud and determined union members who were going to show Hostess how things will be from now on.
Instead they got a smack across the nose and a clear lesson about how an economy really works.
These 18,500 people have been led into a strike they never had a chance of winning. They foolishly believe Obamanomics works because their leaders told them so. Commies and union leaders lie.
The unions involved were thoroughly warned that a strike would mean the end of Hostess, but alas they didnt care.
They had just reelected their president so what could go wrong? Hostess would be forced to remain in business to provide them with jobs wouldnt they?
Because they are liberal Democrats these people know nothing about how wealth is created, and dont really care. All they know is if you have wealth they will find a way to take it.
They are child-like in their understanding of wealth. They are like five year olds who dont believe mommy has no money because they saw a ten dollar bill in her purse.
these layoffs which come just in time for Thanksgiving
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It isn’t the twinkies ill miss as much as the wonder bread. That was always the best store bought bread there was. It was the softest bread that took a long time before it went stale. Just perfect for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Now ill have to buy second best brands.
I cna see it now - either repacked as Chinese Baking Corporation Super Good Yum Chocolate Fun Logs - now with more melamine, or the Habib Brother’s Death to America! Fudge Snack Bars, where every box has a one in five chance they’ll explode on opening.
Don't forget the many nails put in by the EPA, OSHA, USDA, Sarbanes-Oxley, Workmen's Comp, Unemployment Insurance, Property Taxes, Health Insurance Mandates . . .
Obamanation Communism File.
Ahhh ... the feminists hate the name Hostess anyway. Even the conservative radio talk show hostesses seem to go by “host” these days. It looks like the word actress is going the way of comedienne and poetess as well. Waitress might be the only one left before long, despite regular assault.
Bammy folks should be thrilled they hate Twinkies anyway. Try and find one in a school cafeteria, or a lunch bag, since they now examine them, for content.
Keep in mind that Obama told the bankruptcy court to give part of GM to the Union.
I would laugh but for what you said being entirely possible, that someone other than with American interests will take over this simple American favorite. Thx.
Rush said there was a petition on "We The People" asking if the President should Nationalize Hostess.
I think that is a white house web site.
The union boss said to blame Romney and Bain Capitol.
“Those guys are still on strike.”
I remember reading one story of picketers outside their former workplace even though the place went out of business years before. Don’t now how true it all is, but with the Union mentality it’s possible...
Why wouldn’t they just fire them and hire replacement workers?
Where am I ever going to find the best chocolate and orange cupcakes in the world?? That cream inside is the best ever....nothings ever come close. I hope this doesn’t happen. :(
ding dong the wicked hostess Ding Dong is dead. Hey cupcake, you are not Suzy Q or a HO Ho with the chance of a Snoball among little kids. Let them eat Little Debbies.
If they are like my friends they have been waiting to see if there would be a business positive administration. When it didnt happen time to lay off, downsize or close.
The pink snowballs are my favorite. Twinkies and Ding Dongs follow.
Let em eat twinkies. :)
The brand’s too valuable, and the recipes are unique (eat a fruit pie from the grocery store’s generic brand and you’ll see).
KC started shutting down mills in the US. Same story - unions knocking the sh!t out of them. Atlas came behind them (company started from nothing) and bought up their shuttered plants. No unions, and they are turning a healthy profit right here in the US of A.
IBC is gone, but Hostess will rise again. They will sell to someone who’ll operate it without union bakers, they’ll do a deal with the truckers, and that will be how it ends.
Seattle won’t get their bakery back, probably, but maybe something in Skagit County will open, at least locally.
Bimbo bakeries may buy it - they have the cash. That would give them a HUGE entre to the US market. Nabisco might buy it too.
“that provided a product that millions of people enjoyed.”
When I was working I bought myself a Hostess Cherry Pie every single day.
The union should buy the place. Rayburn said he would sell to the highest bidder.
The same reason Politicians hold the Bad economic data until after the elections. Case in Point Connecticut which is completely controlled by Democrats,last year quietly pass a Law that says economic data on deficits will not be released until after Elections. So after a 2.5 billion dollar tax increase last year we find out Yesterday that the State is 350 million in debt for the first quarter of this year and projected to be 1.2 billion in the hole next year. Never enough folks,never enough, Democrats Lie through their teeth,they never cut spending on anything,its just reductions in the rate of increase and the taxpayers get the increases in their taxes 100% of the time
Dolly Madison, Drake's and J.J. Nissan will cease to exsist in a few months.
I'll miss Twinkies...
Roday the wife and I were shopping at the local grocery store. I decided to check on what stock the store had. Much to my suprise, Two 2, packages of twinkes were left on the shelf.
I would suggest that the formef Twinkes bakers find something else.
An Old Man
“It aint over until the court grants Hostess their request.
Obama may not let them close the doors; Mssrs Thompson and Mouch have yet to be consulted.”
How long before Directive 10-289 is implemented?
many knew that Romney would change many things and where holding out hope that Romney would actually kill Obama care.
They where burning through reserves trying to hold out till after the election.
Then there where those that held out to help Obama because they wanted him to win.
“Can anyone explain why so many companies are announcing layoffs after the election? Certainly their long term business plans showed trouble ahead, before the election, and layoffs would have happened regardless of the election results.”
Only a guess on my part, but they were hanging in there to see if Romney won. If he had, they might have tried to tough it out without layoffs in the hope that the business environment would soon show signs of improvement.
With Obama, there’s only one way the business environment is gonna go. So, might as well lay them off now and get it over with...
I hear you. I don’t eat them often, but man, when I want a treat, I love Hostess cupcake.
I am seriously thinking about buying a bunch and putting them away for ‘later.’ : )
I grew up with Tastykake, which also makes a tasty cupcake and now has a delivery service for folks outside their geographic area. I may have to place an order. I wonder how long this stuff lasts in food storage?
Whe wal mart in Canada was being forced to unionize, they just packed their bags and left...the canadian courts try to stop them from leaving....it didn’t work...they left..When a government is so arrogant as to tell someone they have to stay open, a spit it their face and a train ticket is all that is needed..
King Obama considering nationalizing Hostess but it must first get past Moochelle, the Queen of Vegetables.
I fear that I’ll probably be the last Twinkie. :o(
I feel really sorry for the gal who manages our local Hostess outlet. She works very hard, is friendly, and calls her customers by name. She doesn’t deserve to lose her job.
Who is John Galt?
Thank goodness you have such a long shelf life!
I've managed union work forces in manufacturing for many years. One thing for certain is that most of the rank and file are entirely and hopelessly clueless about the economics of running a plant. And union leadership is almost as clueless.
So the leadership is clueless, marketing talking points to the even more clueless. So 18,500 people lose a job. The union business model is broken and they don't even know it. Even thuggery can't outsmart economics in the long run.
And Hostess is punching that ticket, only, The Dhimmicrats are running the train and they decide if and when it leaves. Look back at the GM bailout.
They will probably demand new laws to create a new math. Wait, they tried that before.
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