Twinkies maker Hostess plans to go ou...

Twinkies maker Hostess plans to go out of business

There are 1622 comments on the Reuters story from Nov 16, 2012, titled Twinkies maker Hostess plans to go out of business. In it, Reuters reports that:

As President Barack Obama and congressional leaders prepared for budget and tax talks on Friday aimed at preventing the economy from falling back into recession, a top Republican vowed to overhaul the U.S. tax code next year.

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Yeah

Mililani, HI

#558 Nov 22, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
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I go to a lot of companies. What I've experienced is that companies that have unions put money into few other things. Those places are usually dirty with dirty rest rooms and cafeterias. The tow motors are old and the dock plates don't work properly. It's not a surprise that Hostess didn't have the output or modernization that they needed to produce quality products at a cheaper price.
It's the same thing that happened to our auto industry. They put all their money into union demands, and they skimped on engineering and quality parts. That's why I drive a Toyota today. I have a 100,000 mile--seven year bumper to bumper warranty on my car. American cars would go broke giving that kind of warranty.
There is only so much money a company has to spend.
So... how come each of the auto execs flew to Washington to beg for money in their own private jets at the first meeting son?

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#559 Nov 22, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You bigoted mooching parasite. Pick up you deck of draft dodging mooching tea bag losers of 2012 playing cards and get out.
Hey Liberal Pig anti American Scumbag

"Happy Thanksgiving"
arby

Lansing, IL

#560 Nov 22, 2012
I just read that the bakery workers said they would rather lose their jobs than take pay cut. In that case, they should just quit. There would be thousands lining up to take their places. And this way, the other 2/3 of the people can keep their existing jobs. Oh, and eventually unemployment does run out.
arby

Lansing, IL

#561 Nov 22, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>So... how come each of the auto execs flew to Washington to beg for money in their own private jets at the first meeting son?
and how many of them still have their jobs? hmmmmmmmmmmmmm?
Who

Wyoming, MI

#562 Nov 22, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Funny I don't see the Air Force in the Constitution.
What does the Air Force have to do with anything, we're not talking about the Air Force.

Besides you stupid liberal, if you actually read Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution it says and I quote "The President shall be the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States,..."

Now, if you knew anything at all about real history, not the liberal version of history, you would know that the Air Force was known as the USAAF (United States Army Air Force) until 1947 when it was made a seperate branch under the National Security Act of 1947 therefore they are in the constitution, technically speaking.

So now show me where the Constitution says you're entitled to healthcare, paid vacations, sick leave, and what ever else you whiny union losers claim you deserve.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#563 Nov 22, 2012
arby wrote:
I just read that the bakery workers said they would rather lose their jobs than take pay cut.
Rather than take ANOTHER pay cut and rather strike than have the CEO- who gave himself a raise- cut the company contribution to the pension fund by 75 percent.

PS: Most people know the bakers are not responsible for the two billion dollar hole created by the hedge fund managers.

Hostess was Bain'd.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#564 Nov 22, 2012
Who wrote:
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What does the Air Force have to do with anything, we're not talking about the Air Force.
Besides you stupid liberal, if you actually read Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution it says and I quote "The President shall be the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States,..."
Now, if you knew anything at all about real history, not the liberal version of history, you would know that the Air Force was known as the USAAF (United States Army Air Force) until 1947 when it was made a seperate branch under the National Security Act of 1947 therefore they are in the constitution, technically speaking.
So now show me where the Constitution says you're entitled to healthcare, paid vacations, sick leave, and what ever else you whiny union losers claim you deserve.
lol! We were talking about the Constitution.

Obviously you missed the most important part. Especially since I already pointed out the Navy and the Army and how we've gotten away from how funding is actually supposed to work.

And yes son, I already knew the origination of the USAF but they are certainly NOT in the Constitution. Just as the US Coast Guard isn't in the Constitution, but is older than the US Navy.

Are you sure you know what you're talking about son?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#565 Nov 22, 2012
arby wrote:
<quoted text>and how many of them still have their jobs? hmmmmmmmmmmmmm?
lol! I'm sorry... was the importance centered around the executives or the company? I thought it was the company

Clearly you believe it's the executives!
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#566 Nov 22, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>So... how come each of the auto execs flew to Washington to beg for money in their own private jets at the first meeting son?
Because they knew DumBama was a dictator that would close down more dealerships. Oh, and BTW, they only flew once. The libs made such a big stink about how they traveled, they car pooled the second trip. Yeah, that accomplished so much.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#567 Nov 22, 2012
arby wrote:
I just read that the bakery workers said they would rather lose their jobs than take pay cut. In that case, they should just quit. There would be thousands lining up to take their places. And this way, the other 2/3 of the people can keep their existing jobs. Oh, and eventually unemployment does run out.
But enjoy it for the many months you have it.

This is a common debate between libs and conservatives. Libs are hell bent that these people on social programs are suffering so. We conservatives understand that for many, it's a paid vacation.

How many people do you know that were on unemployment that only used it for a month or two? Not many. Most stayed on as long as they could. This article points that out. Workers opted to go on government programs than work. It goes to show you how comfortable one can live on the dole.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#568 Nov 22, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
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Because they knew DumBama was a dictator that would close down more dealerships. Oh, and BTW, they only flew once. The libs made such a big stink about how they traveled, they car pooled the second trip. Yeah, that accomplished so much.
lol! Yes son, I know they only flew once. They got the message. Which is why they drove their brand of vehicles the next time.

I had to laugh at them.
arby

Lansing, IL

#569 Nov 22, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Rather than take ANOTHER pay cut and rather strike than have the CEO- who gave himself a raise- cut the company contribution to the pension fund by 75 percent.
PS: Most people know the bakers are not responsible for the two billion dollar hole created by the hedge fund managers.
Hostess was Bain'd.
what's the difference? they're all out of a job.
arby

Lansing, IL

#570 Nov 22, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
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But enjoy it for the many months you have it.
This is a common debate between libs and conservatives. Libs are hell bent that these people on social programs are suffering so. We conservatives understand that for many, it's a paid vacation.
How many people do you know that were on unemployment that only used it for a month or two? Not many. Most stayed on as long as they could. This article points that out. Workers opted to go on government programs than work. It goes to show you how comfortable one can live on the dole.
they have no incentive to work.
arby

Lansing, IL

#571 Nov 22, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Rather than take ANOTHER pay cut and rather strike than have the CEO- who gave himself a raise- cut the company contribution to the pension fund by 75 percent.
PS: Most people know the bakers are not responsible for the two billion dollar hole created by the hedge fund managers.
Hostess was Bain'd.
Bain had an 80% success rate without the use of taxpayer money.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#573 Nov 23, 2012
arby wrote:
<quoted text>they have no incentive to work.
They have the incentive to work, it's just that government goodies are more of an incentive.
Cat74

Palatine, IL

#574 Nov 23, 2012
No, they are too lazy to work. Why work when Daddy Obama will give you all those free things?

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#575 Nov 23, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
No, they are too lazy to work. Why work when Daddy Obama will give you all those free things?
BS!!!!!!!!!!
Cat74

Palatine, IL

#576 Nov 23, 2012
It looks like the Hostess walk out taught the Wal Mart people a valuable lesson. The workers would rather work tomorrow then walk out today. The Union failed again. That old Southern boy who started Wal Wart knew more about people who need jobs then the Union.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#577 Nov 23, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
It looks like the Hostess walk out taught the Wal Mart people a valuable lesson. The workers would rather work tomorrow then walk out today. The Union failed again. That old Southern boy who started Wal Wart knew more about people who need jobs then the Union.
Working for slave wages is not good for this nation...look at china...Is that what you want....a few super rich and rest worker drones.
Pamela

Citrus Heights, CA

#578 Nov 23, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
It looks like the Hostess walk out taught the Wal Mart people a valuable lesson. The workers would rather work tomorrow then walk out today. The Union failed again. That old Southern boy who started Wal Wart knew more about people who need jobs then the Union.
Walmart pays people all over the world, especially in China,.14 cents an hour so that six family members who own Walmart can be worth $300 billion. You have not ever worked and you are not ever going to work so you have no clue what it would be like to have to work for .14 cents an hour. They work 7 days a week for $2 a day in some places. And, we are paying Walmart's salaries. Walmart hands its employees a typed up sheet of paper that tells them that their wages are so low that they qualify for Medicaid, food stamps and for Section 8 housing. Why are jobs in America paying so little money that they qualify people for welfare? And why is the biggest employer in the country handing out papers telling people who work for them to go and get onto welfare to make up for the low wages Walmart pays?? The states are bankrupt from subsidizing Walmart's salaries.

Wouldn't it make more sense if the Walton family paid people in China and in third world countries $2 an hour, instead of $2 a day, paid their employees a minimum of $15 an hour, a living wage, didn't send them to get on Medicaid and food stamps and the Walton family was worth $2 billion rather than $300 bilion?? That's the problem with greed and with capitalism without any support for labor.

The six Walton family members could live fat on $3 billion. They made $300 billion off of the backs of slaves all around the world and on the back's of the states' welfare programs. It's not right.

And, Walmart is why we no longer have small American businesses. It's bad all the way around. All the unregulated pollution Walmart creates in China from manufacturing is why you have these mega storms now, the extreme weather from global warming from Chinese manufacturing.

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