Today, Hostess Brands announced it was shutting the doors after employees represented by the Bakers Union failed to return to work after rejecting Hostess’ next to final offer. The final offer from Hostess was ‘F@#* you, union thug bastids, we’re closing the doors!” Say what?? Another American business either killed or run overseas by greedy labor unions. This time, 18,000 Hostess employees will lose their jobs. And how many more will be lost at companies that provide goods and services to Hostess?
Hostess was in bankruptcy and struggling for survival. It requested cuts in pay to maintain solvency. The unions wouldn’t go along. Because, in their world, $0 per hour is better than $18 per hour. In the famous words of Francisco D’Anconia of Atlas Shrugged, “Brother, you asked for it!”
AWD doesn’t know about you but I just don’t know if I’m prepared to live in a country without Ho Ho’s and Ding Dongs. Well, Elton John might not be able to live without Ding Dongs, AWD could survive. But AWD loves him some Ho Ho’s and Twinkies and laments the loss of another company brought down by a terrible economy largely caused by governmental malfeasance and corrupt labor unions.
You know, 18,000 jobs lost here….30,000 jobs lost there and pretty soon you’re talking about a disaster zone for an economy. It is pretty clear for anyone who can still see that federal government regulations, out of control governmental agencies and labor unions are rapidly killing the American wealth-producing golden goose. Elections have consequences and the previous four years tell us precisely what will happen over the next. Except it will be worse. Much worse.
Or maybe Obama will give Hostess a bailout if they promise to start making granola encrusted Twinkies and take out any ingredients that taste good. Perhaps a new line of Solar Ho Ho’s would get some of those green jobs dollars. Don’t laugh, Solar Ho Ho’s couldn’t work any worse than Solyndra!
Keep in mind, only 5,600 of the workers at Hostess belong to the Bakers Union. 31% of the labor force killed the rest. Well, maybe now they can all get ObamaPhones.