Thursday, November 29, 2012

Twinkies

http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/11/16/dont-worry-twinkies-will-survive/

A visit to my local supermarket the other day with MRS Bunkermeister and there were no Twinkies in the Hostess section.  The store had tried to cover the missing section with other products, but it was obvious that something was missing.

As a kid growing up in Southern California I always enjoyed the Hostess cupcake, apple pie and Twinkies.  Now because of company mismanagement and union greed that product will go away.  Hundreds of jobs will be lost, thousands of people will lose income as the ripple effect hits suppliers, truck drivers, and contract employees.

Some of the brands big names and recipes may be picked up allowing Hostess to pay off some of their debt, but don't count on it.  Just because a product says "Twinkies" on it does not mean it will be the same.  Why didn't President Obama step in and figure out a way to bring both sides together and save this company?  He keeps telling us that jobs are getting better, and he is going to do a better job in his second term.  I don't see any evidence of that so far; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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