Lalo Alcaraz by Lalo Alcaraz

Lalo Alcaraz

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  1. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    This comic seems about right: http://voices.yahoo.com/blame-execs-not-unions-hostess-closing-11882098.html
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    Good job Mr. Alcaraz.

  2. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Trolls coming, wait for it, wait for it!

  3. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    That bites…

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    I thought the hedge funds lost money on this one.

  5. ODon

    ODon said, almost 2 years ago

    “Sugar, sugar…”

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 2 years ago

    Even if the hedge FUNDS lost money, you can bet that the hedge fund MANAGERS made their fee. That happens first, before any other expenses kick in. And the taxpayers come in to bail out the raided pension fund.

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Blame the guy who does the actual work.

  8. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 2 years ago

    Don’t forget the changing eating habits of Americans and theinability of managemen to adapt to the changes.

  9. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 2 years ago

    twinkees have no sugar in them. high fructose corn syrup, cellulose (wood chips) and perfume.

    unfit for human consumption in most countries of the world, but they have a great shelf life.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    “Hostess” has been trying to blame the unions for a long time, and these products are made on one of the most automated production lines in the world! They just like the Bain management model.

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 2 years ago

    dannjysixpack: Fructose is sugar. The -tose suffix means a kind of sugar.

  12. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Of course you are entitled to your opinion…. but your suggestion is so out of touch with reality its very humorous….

  13. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    After declaring bankruptcy in 2009 for 415 million, the executives at Hostess increased their salaries by 35 – 80%. Current executive pay is over 1 million dollars for senior executives. The judge was initially going to permit the company to go into bankruptcy until executives requested funds to pay bonuses to executives in order to “help with closing down the company.” That inane request apparently caused the judge to reconsider and send the parties involved to mediation. The union that caused the “final decision” by executives was the bakers union. The treamster union had already settled with managment.
    That said, Hostess makes very unhealthy and sadly, boring, products. As a child, I loved hostess cupcakes, but as I type this, I cannot recall the last time I had a hostess product. Did have a moon pie two months ago.
    I don’t mind the idea of hostess closing, but seeing it close while executives enrich themselves after looting the pension funds is obscene. And realizing that snack foods are evolving into healthier and tastier products while this company does nothing to evolve and improve for the betterment of owners, stockholders and staff is baffling.
    I am glad so many “white knights” are showing interest in this company, i think it has potential it has yet to realize. Now if only the people who have counted on this company will make the sacrifices and efforts needed to make it viable.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  14. hancel

    hancel said, almost 2 years ago

    CEO receives triple salary increase, other execs get increased pay and bonus….now lets cut workers pay, raid their pension and sell off the assets…typical Romney plan…glad Alcaraz finally is on the right side of an issue.

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    @dannysixpack:

    As mentioned, Fructose is sugar. Also not mentioned is that corn syrup is sugar. High fructose corn syrup truly means “sugar enhanced with sweetened sugar”. Try to find pre-packaged food without it. This is why diabetes is the number 2 cause of blindness in the US (after accident).

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