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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Why not? The Twinkies have a longer shelf life…

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Better than municipal bonds in cities ran by Democrats.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Hmm, about their “union busting” tactic, and the fact somebody will probably take over the product line. Gee, is Bain Capital in the background? Amazing how a product line that’s always moved off the shelves has a problem making money. Yep, that’s the Bain model all right.

  4. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Better bet would be stocks in little Debbie,

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    There comes a point where workers shouldn’t have to absorb a 30% pay cut and lose your medical just because management can’t run a company. Any bets as to which direction the management’s salaries and benefits have been going? There’s a reason that 90% of the benefits of Obama’s recovery have gone to the top 1%. It’s called putting greed ahead of the health of the company. The nice thing about liquidation and selling off the brand names is that the union workers who built the product get zero percent of the profits, it’ll all go to management.

  6. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, over 1 year ago

    trout up to his usual defending the devil posts.
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    1.Hostess sales were down because of the sugar content of their products….if a buyer comes up with less sugar items that taste as good, and goes Union-less, a “new” biz could succeed with higher sales volume. (more and more Americans are being diagnosed with diabetes….I am one and we need more products (like Dairy Queen ice cream) that we can safely eat)
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    2.the Union had rules that pushed Hostess’ cost of doing business up, up, up….like requiring 2 people to do the job of l, like the “driver” couldn’t carry in the product to fill shelves, and a truck could not carry bread and Twinkies at the same time.
    then there were wages and perks and pensions….
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    3.Unions did in American steel makers and state pensions for teachers, police an firemen…..Illinois is case in point.

  7. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    ….I am one and we need more products (like Dairy Queen ice cream) that we can safely eat)
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    What’s in DQ ice cream that makes it safe for diabetics?

  8. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 1 year ago

    @ahab

    Hey, the board of directors at Hostess only gave themselves a 75-200% raise earlier this year! They must have been doing great!

  9. swr

    swr said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    Yes, and it is run by a Democrat who was a big donor to Obama, and the party. And most of the others groups involved had dem ties to players like Gephart and the likes of the teamsters union.

  10. swr

    swr said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    Actually management get diddly and squat in a backrupcy liquidation. Securied creditors get paid first, unless the Obama administraion gets involved. So it’s bond holders then banks with loans then shareholders.

  11. swr

    swr said, over 1 year ago

    @Mr. King

    Only because of the proxmitiry ot DC and it allied businesses. Besides if they were that safe they would be paying less since you can get Fed bonds for less.

  12. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    Good riddance to a problematic foodstuff! Lose McDonalds etc. next, at least until your prospective soldiers are no longer to fat to join the Army…

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    I used to go to the equipment auctions of companies that were being liquidated. Some of those bankruptcies were from mismanagement; many were a result of union action. These companies are not moved, just dismembered and dispersed. Management gets no benefit and their jobs are lost. The troops’ jobs are lost. The only people benefiting were people like me who could go in and pick up million dollar equipment for five or ten cents on the dollar.

  14. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 1 year ago

    To bad Hostess didn’t bother to break into under served markets such as sugar free and or dairy free snacks. I used to love Hostess products but haven’t been able to eat them for years due to an allergy.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    HAAR! My dad was a master baker, when “Wonder bread” came out he couldn’t say enough negative about it. Hostess has long ben “anti-unon”. About six years ago they shut down their operations center about 100 miles from here, rather than even attempt to negotiate, doing the same thing today. BTW, twinkies, ho-hos, Hostess cupcakes, and other items are produced on about the most mechanized and automated lines in the food industry. There weren’t that many “workers” left anyway. The simply had bad management, which IS the “Bain style”.

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