Twinkies maker Hostess plans to go out of business

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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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xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#579 Nov 23, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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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.
On that note, what do we have in the US today? Half of our population is supported partially or entirely by our federal government. Is that good for a nation?

Since: Feb 11

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#580 Nov 23, 2012
arby wrote:
<quoted text>what's the difference? they're all out of a job.
What makes you think they were not going to lose their job in six months?

What is revolting in this is: the execs who were making millions of dollars in salaries- tripling their salaries- demanded the workers to take pay cuts, and it is the management that ran the company into the ground ($2 billion) but spooge swallowers like you want to blame it on the people who sweep the floor for not take ANOTHER PAY CUT.

Since: Feb 11

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#581 Nov 23, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
Half of our population is supported partially or entirely by our federal government.
Let's start killing people when they are 65 and collecting the SSI that they worked for, got it.

And from now on, people who work for the government should volunteer and stop expecting to get paid.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

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#582 Nov 23, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
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On that note, what do we have in the US today? Half of our population is supported partially or entirely by our federal government. Is that good for a nation?
It is not good at all. If we had jobs we wouldnt need that though.
Pamela

Citrus Heights, CA

#584 Nov 23, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
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On that note, what do we have in the US today? Half of our population is supported partially or entirely by our federal government. Is that good for a nation?
They include people on SS and Medicare in the 47 percent who don't pay income taxes and who are on the government. And, there's only the 60 million World War II generation folks on SS and Medicare. Now, add in the 80 million baby boomers retiring onto SS and Medicare. Okay, that adds up to 140 million people on SS and Medicare in five years from now, out of a total U.S. population of about 310 million. Imagine trying to pay out half of the population Medicare and SS. And, the number goes from 47 percent on the government and not paying taxes to more like 75 percent after you get the 80 million baby boomers on SS and Medicare. This is the collapse of the U.S. But, the tea party is those baby boomers who would be in the 47 percent bringing it up to more like 75 percent of people in this country being on the government.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#585 Nov 23, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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It is not good at all. If we had jobs we wouldnt need that though.
We do have jobs, it's just people don't want them. In my field of work, we will always be short handed and even more so in the future. But tell an American on the dole that he or she would have to exert some energy to change their field of work or learn something new to get a job. Good luck. Tell them they have to work a different shift or work over 40 hours per week. Good luck.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

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#586 Nov 23, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
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We do have jobs, it's just people don't want them. In my field of work, we will always be short handed and even more so in the future. But tell an American on the dole that he or she would have to exert some energy to change their field of work or learn something new to get a job. Good luck. Tell them they have to work a different shift or work over 40 hours per week. Good luck.
Good lord we do not have near enough jobs. And ones out there either need college or are minimum wage..WE NEED REAL GOOD PAYING FACTORY JOBS.

What field you work in?
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#587 Nov 23, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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Good lord we do not have near enough jobs. And ones out there either need college or are minimum wage..WE NEED REAL GOOD PAYING FACTORY JOBS.
What field you work in?
Truck driver. Go to Craigslist or your local paper and check out the want ads. No college education needed, no minimum wage jobs, and depending on where you go to get training, very little time spent there.

Our company has been looking for a driver for over a month now. We can't find one. It's local work where you are home every night. Usually between 40 and 50 hours per week. The people that apply and are interested in the job can't pass a drug test. So they stay on unemployment or whatever they use as a source of support. Asking an American to quit recreational narcotics is too much to ask for.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

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#588 Nov 23, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
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Truck driver. Go to Craigslist or your local paper and check out the want ads. No college education needed, no minimum wage jobs, and depending on where you go to get training, very little time spent there.
Our company has been looking for a driver for over a month now. We can't find one. It's local work where you are home every night. Usually between 40 and 50 hours per week. The people that apply and are interested in the job can't pass a drug test. So they stay on unemployment or whatever they use as a source of support. Asking an American to quit recreational narcotics is too much to ask for.
Ok I will give you there is need for CDL drivers. Sad thing is a person use to make good money driving truck. Now you work 100+ hours a week live away from home and make minimum wage if count all hours away.

Oh and to get that local work most companies want you to have 4 or more years EXP. I do know I use to drive truck. I still have CDL. I can say one thing you might agree with. The government has over regulated the drivers and under-regulated the companies. I use to be able to run and run hard. Back in the late 1980,s I could make 80-100k a year driving truck. Today that is not close to possible.
Who

Wyoming, MI

#589 Nov 23, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Let's start killing people when they are 65 and collecting the SSI that they worked for, got it.
And from now on, people who work for the government should volunteer and stop expecting to get paid.
That's what Obastardcare is for.

Since: Feb 11

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#590 Nov 23, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
Our company has been looking for a driver for over a month.
Not looking hard enough, do show us the link where your company is offering a driving job at competitive wage rate.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#591 Nov 23, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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Ok I will give you there is need for CDL drivers. Sad thing is a person use to make good money driving truck. Now you work 100+ hours a week live away from home and make minimum wage if count all hours away.
Oh and to get that local work most companies want you to have 4 or more years EXP. I do know I use to drive truck. I still have CDL. I can say one thing you might agree with. The government has over regulated the drivers and under-regulated the companies. I use to be able to run and run hard. Back in the late 1980,s I could make 80-100k a year driving truck. Today that is not close to possible.
All the government regulation is one reason why drivers are so hard to find. The latest one under DumBama places a $2,800 fine to a driver caught talking on a cell phone. If it is found that you were talking to your company, it's a $10,000 fine for them. Of course, these are the fist offenses. Additional offenses come with increased fines, and even a closure of your company or a revocation of your CDL if you have too many offenses.

Some may say that is reasonable until you find out cell phone usage includes Nextel. You can't use bluetooth technology with Nextel's. Local companies such as the one I work for heavily rely on Nextel's for everyday business.

You're not going to get rich driving a truck, but it is a career. The first year or so may be rough because you may have to go on the road. But after that, the world is yours. Some companies will even pay you while you train, so the only investment you have is your time. Some companies are even hiring foreigners to take the jobs Americans don't want such as moving trucks, containers and flat beds.

But again I stress the point that there are jobs available for those who put some effort into securing a job. It may not be what you like, or the hours you want, but there are jobs out there.
spud

United States

#592 Nov 23, 2012
Debate fixer, Candy Crowley, was very close to having her butt declared a planet until the unfortunate demise of Hostess.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#593 Nov 23, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
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All the government regulation is one reason why drivers are so hard to find. The latest one under DumBama places a $2,800 fine to a driver caught talking on a cell phone. If it is found that you were talking to your company, it's a $10,000 fine for them. Of course, these are the fist offenses. Additional offenses come with increased fines, and even a closure of your company or a revocation of your CDL if you have too many offenses.
Some may say that is reasonable until you find out cell phone usage includes Nextel. You can't use bluetooth technology with Nextel's. Local companies such as the one I work for heavily rely on Nextel's for everyday business.
You're not going to get rich driving a truck, but it is a career. The first year or so may be rough because you may have to go on the road. But after that, the world is yours. Some companies will even pay you while you train, so the only investment you have is your time. Some companies are even hiring foreigners to take the jobs Americans don't want such as moving trucks, containers and flat beds.
But again I stress the point that there are jobs available for those who put some effort into securing a job. It may not be what you like, or the hours you want, but there are jobs out there.
I agree with those cell phone laws,you should not talk and drive. It is the log book type laws that have made it so you cnat make good money driving truck. I use to be able to run hard and make money out there. Now the drivers spend to much time parked a thousand miles from home not making any money. All os us GOOD drivers stopped driving when the logbook BS got to strick.
Of course I would say most people can hardly drive a car without crashing. They cant drive a truck.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#594 Nov 23, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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I agree with those cell phone laws,you should not talk and drive. It is the log book type laws that have made it so you cnat make good money driving truck. I use to be able to run hard and make money out there. Now the drivers spend to much time parked a thousand miles from home not making any money. All os us GOOD drivers stopped driving when the logbook BS got to strick.
Of course I would say most people can hardly drive a car without crashing. They cant drive a truck.
You can do anything you want in life if you try hard enough. Granted, it is a skill, but a skill that can be developed. After all, nobody is born driving a truck. We all drove cars and nothing more.

I was in the medical care business before I got into driving trucks. When I finally decided that it was time for a career change, I chose this one for the main reason that no matter what the economy, there are always jobs in that field. I didn't want to end up like some crybaby liberal saying that the President should find me a job, or complain greedy companies can no longer pay me to screw nuts onto bolts for $25.00 per hour. I was happy driving around in my little van delivering medical equipment. The problem was, you can train anybody to do that and it's really not a career.

These people deliberately select jobs or careers that are either not in demand or pay nothing. I knew one girl who went to college for four years taking subjects all related to photography. Her parents paid the bill. My niece wanted to go to college to work with fish! We finally convinced her that it was a bad choice, so she selected the medical field to pursue.

The days of doing a monkeys job and making a descent living are over. There are some jobs left, but like anything else, everybody wants them. Today is a different world. Today, you can't leave high school and expect to have a variety of good paying jobs to choose from.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#595 Nov 23, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
You can do anything you want in life if you try hard enough. Granted, it is a skill, but a skill that can be developed. After all, nobody is born driving a truck. We all drove cars and nothing more.
I was in the medical care business before I got into driving trucks. When I finally decided that it was time for a career change, I chose this one for the main reason that no matter what the economy, there are always jobs in that field. I didn't want to end up like some crybaby liberal saying that the President should find me a job, or complain greedy companies can no longer pay me to screw nuts onto bolts for $25.00 per hour. I was happy driving around in my little van delivering medical equipment. The problem was, you can train anybody to do that and it's really not a career.
These people deliberately select jobs or careers that are either not in demand or pay nothing. I knew one girl who went to college for four years taking subjects all related to photography. Her parents paid the bill. My niece wanted to go to college to work with fish! We finally convinced her that it was a bad choice, so she selected the medical field to pursue.
The days of doing a monkeys job and making a descent living are over. There are some jobs left, but like anything else, everybody wants them. Today is a different world. Today, you can't leave high school and expect to have a variety of good paying jobs to choose from.
Well those days are not over. The jobs have been shipped OVER to slave wage nations.

Now I own my own business and am making a good living. I just worry about others who cant get education and get those tech jobs and stuff. Not everyone no matter how hard they try will be able to do it. The vast majority of people can hardly finish high school. Not sure what they will do.

Since: Feb 11

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#596 Nov 23, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
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All the government regulation is one reason why drivers are so hard to find. The latest one under DumBama places a $2,800 fine to a driver caught talking on a cell phone.
Great.

Putting aside you forget to mention this regulation covers commercial truck drivers- you forgot, because, you know, you are a c/s lying sob.

Put them in jail, who needs these morons driving rigs while on the cell phone.

Since: Feb 11

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#597 Nov 23, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
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All the government regulation
I noticed you couldn't find that link you claim is to a job that has gone unfilled for a month.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#598 Nov 23, 2012
Jobs go unfilled because workers lack needed skills
By The Associated Press
http://www.courierpress.com/news/2012/jun/23/...

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#599 Nov 23, 2012
Over 3 million unfilled jobs in US
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/19/1133... #

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