Hostess Bakeries are no more as of this morning. They are out of business. Killed by the greed of socialist labor unions. As a result, 18,000 more Americans will join the ranks of the unemployed this month and an American traditional brand is now relegated to the ash heap of history. Labor unions have once again prevailed in destroying an American industry. I sincerely hope that they are proud of themselves this morning and I sincerely hope that the American people understand why this happened and remember.
My only wish is that there were legislation in place, that automatically denied any and ALL benefits to any former employees of Hostess. Those who had a hand in this and those who supported it at any level or in any fashion, do not deserve to be helped or supported by other hard working Americans.
To borrow a phrase? "Let them eat cake!"
“We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike,” CEO says
I have never been much of a Twinkie eater, but I have enjoyed Wonder Bread and a few of the other products produced by Hostess and yes, from time to time I would buy a pack of hostess cupcakes. Those delightful little devils food cakes topped in delicious chocolate and accented with that signature swirl of white icing.Hostess, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business after striking workers failed to heed a Thursday deadline to return to work, the company said.“We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike,” Hostess CEO Gregory F. Rayburn said in announcing that the firm had filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to shutter its business. “Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.”Hostess Brands Inc. had earlier warned employees that it would file to unwind its business and sell off assets if plant operations didn't return to normal levels by 5 p.m. Thursday. In announcing its decision, Hostess said its wind down would mean the closure of 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, approximately 5,500 delivery routes and 570 bakery outlet stores in the United States.
Never again will we see these brands, regardless of those who liked them and patronized them and wanted them to continue. Our choice has been taken from us by the greed of those who would not settle for the present realities of an economy that cannot sustain the unrestrained ambitions of our present socialist leaders or their socialist controlled labor union.
Take note America, there has been no lesson learned here today by the unionists, only the further commitment and re-dedication of unionist labor to take that which they will tell others they are entitled to. Soon, they will be coming after other American icons and soon the same fate will befall them. The only option left once the union assault begins, beging to shutter their doors and pass into oblivion because of the greed of socialism.
Most people have probably never thought of socialism in those terms but that is precisely what the product of socialism is. Socialism is an ever expanding carnivorous beast that devours productivity and success and re-distributes everything it touches until there isn't anything left to take. That is the point that socialist re-distribution becomes rationing and that is the point when those who have become accustomed to the socialist manna of government, ultimately learn of the pain and terror that results from their desire to exist off of the labor of others. Under all socialist regimes, at some point in time, the system they are feeding off collapses and there is no more labor of others to sustain them. No labor that is, aside from the forced labor of the camps and the Gulags that are them built to maintain those healthy enough to survive on the scraps from the tables of the elite. Yes, my friends, the elite. Those leftist behind the curtains pulling the levers of your demise and smirking every step of the way at your ignorance and stupidity and willingness to be led to your death.
Yes America, suckle and bath in the raptured awe of another four years of the great one promising you more and more from the pockets and purses of the evil rich. In the mean time, watch as your world and all around you come tumbling down and collapse into chaos and anarchy of economic collapse.
There is a reckoning coming America. A painful and bloody reckoning and each of us are being forcibly taken along for the ride to an unthinkable fate. I just hope that in the final analysis, once millions and tens of millions more have been sacrificed on the alters of socialism, that there will be those who remain strong enough to overcome. Those strong enough to rise and take back that which has been stolen from them and their children and wasted.
Meanwhile.....my sentiments are simply these: Rest in peace Hostess and may those who murdered you soon see the wrath that they have wrought upon us all, justly brought upon them.