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Why didn't the union morons who didn't like the jobs offer just quite and find a better job?


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Initial post: Nov 16, 2012 9:31:57 PM PST
The labor costs at Hostess were killing it, $48K for a guy to load a truck with bread - you could get GOOD quality Mexican labor half that. We promote open borders with Mexico for the cheap labor then you lefties get all pissed off when Obama's policies get 18,000 union members fired.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 9:33:49 PM PST
nameinuse says:
What Obama policies bankrupted Hostess?

They've declared bankruptcy twice before. Obama wasn't president either of those times.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 9:43:41 PM PST
He promotes an open border policy with Mexico, FLOODING the US with cheap labor, and keeping labor rates LOW.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 9:45:07 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2012 10:07:58 PM PST
nameinuse says:
First of all, not.

Second of all, what do illegal immigrants have to do with the Hostess bankruptcy?

Third of all, NAFTA. Mexicans don't actually have to illegally immigrate here to drive down manufacturing wages because of it.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 9:46:17 PM PST
DarthRad says:
Everything is Obama's fault. Everything.

My car's gas mileage has been going down lately, and I can't figure out why.

It must be Obama's fault.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 9:47:43 PM PST
John M. Lane says:
Obama promised everything, DarthRad. He ought to be helping you out.

Give him a call. Don't mention Benghazi and maybe he'll send you a new car or something?

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 9:51:53 PM PST
Don McDougall is still eating paint chips. He'll find a way to link Benghazi, Mexican labor, the unabomber, and the Hostess bankruptcy and blame it all on Obama , sooner or later.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 10:12:33 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 10:14:03 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2012 10:14:30 PM PST
Bush was a Republican. He implemented Republican policies. We got Republican results. The solution is not to let another Republican take a crack at it.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 10:16:18 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2012 10:17:39 PM PST
DRM says:
Slowbama gave Big Labor False Hope that Labor Rules when he won the Pay For Votes re-election.

Which led to Over Paid Big Union Twinkie workers Overreaching and Overplaying their weak hand.

"It's impossible to be TOO greedy as long as you call yourself "progressive"/for the workers/not part of the two percent."

Oh yeah, SO impossible...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 10:17:46 PM PST
/me slips DRM some Haldol.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 10:21:18 PM PST
bush was a neocon
they may be the grumpy old pervert party
but they left the real republicans long ago

you got rino and neocon results

want republican results than vote tea party or libertarian

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 10:31:12 PM PST
DarthRad says:
When was the last time anybody here on these forums bought and ate a Twinkie, or anything else made by Hostess?

My mother would never let me eat any Twinkies, she knew they were terrible for me. I did sneak a few in when I was away at college, but they were not good. I did like the Hostess apple pies, but then other manufacturers started to make them and the Hostess versions disappeared from the shelves.

It's never a good sign for a company's product to get top billing in a zombie movie: Zombieland

Hostess has been a zombie brand, the living dead, for a long time, their products stuck in the white bread 1950s and 1960s. How come nobody there ever considered creating new products for changing tastes?????

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 10:38:36 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2012 10:39:11 PM PST
nameinuse says:
They aren't really for grown ups, though.

But I never bought them for my kids either. Like.... once in a while they'd talk me into a box of Little Debbie cosmic brownies...which I personally think are nasty.

But that's about it.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 10:41:29 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2012 10:43:45 PM PST
(®_0) says:
Why do conservatives claim that Americans are the greatest people on Earth, then constantly say that no American worker should be paid more than an illegal immigrant... c'mon, if you have any value you would own the company in the first place? Wow... that is great motivation for workers. Yes, why bother working low wage dead end temp jobs when you can sit on unemployment?

Always wonder when these guys bash unions so unabashedly... are they thinking that it is unfair to pay blacks and women equally? Is that what bothers them so much?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2012 10:57:17 PM PST
The only thing that my son likes of theirs are the little powdered Donettes. He asks for some once every six months, maybe. They are so grossly sweet! Blech! They don't make those little mini coffee cakes anymore, so I don't have anything of theirs that I like now.

Hostess probably makes the only stuff that would survive a Zombie invasion.

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 11:30:28 PM PST
EYEL1NER says:
The largest things lost in all of this are Zingers. A damn shame that Raspberry Zingers will be no more. Maybe Little Debbie can buy the recipe and rights to the name and revive them from the dead...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 1:07:57 AM PST
nameinuse,

I worked with a guy that thought they were great --- we served them at his going away party. Most thought they weren't what they were reported to be: great. But he loved them!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 1:26:31 AM PST
Suze says:
Wth do you do for a living may I ask........?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 1:28:45 AM PST
Suze says:
The last twinkie I ate was around 25 years ago, it was REVOLTING. It was around the same time I gave up mj smoking.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 1:30:28 AM PST
Axiomatic!!! says:
Oooohhh!

Incorrect usage of periods for dramatic pause...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 1:31:07 AM PST
Axiomatic!!! says:
What are the odds!!!

;)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 5:24:05 AM PST
Ice King says:
Shhh! Don't confuse the poor fool with facts.

Posted on Nov 17, 2012 6:30:33 AM PST
TLC says:
http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2012/07/26/hostess-twinkies-bankrupt/?iid=EL

This article from July shows the complicated web of debt Hostess has weaved for itself.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2012 6:57:17 AM PST
Another piece of the puzzle falls into place.
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