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The adults at Hostess give a reality lesson to Obama’s union children ^ | Nov. 16, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins

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 today’s 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 didn’t 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 – wouldn’t they?

Because they are liberal Democrats these people know nothing about how wealth is created, and don’t 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 don’t 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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: bhoeconomy; bhounions; biglabor; hostess; hostessbakery; strike; unions
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To: Dawgreg

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?

81 posted on 11/16/2012 2:39:02 PM PST by radiohead (Taxmaggeddon - are you ready?)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

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 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..

82 posted on 11/16/2012 2:50:12 PM PST by goat granny
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To: jmaroneps37

King Obama considering nationalizing Hostess but it must first get past Moochelle, the Queen of Vegetables.

83 posted on 11/16/2012 2:56:45 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Gaffer

I fear that I’ll probably be the last Twinkie. :o(

84 posted on 11/16/2012 3:21:15 PM PST by Twinkie (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.)
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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.

85 posted on 11/16/2012 4:32:38 PM PST by Montanabound
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To: jmaroneps37
Hostess Shrugs.

Who is John Galt?

86 posted on 11/16/2012 8:26:02 PM PST by JustTheTruth
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To: Twinkie

Thank goodness you have such a long shelf life!

87 posted on 11/17/2012 3:28:50 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: GeronL
Serious delusions.

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.

88 posted on 11/17/2012 3:44:20 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: goat granny

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.

89 posted on 11/17/2012 5:31:44 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: Fzob

They will probably demand new laws to create a new math. Wait, they tried that before.

90 posted on 11/17/2012 2:24:00 PM PST by GeronL (
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