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Let The Record Show That The Twinkie Died On Obama’s Watch

November 16, 2012

People have often speculated that Hostess Twinkies could survive a nuclear war.

Now we know that they couldn’t even survive a second term for Obama.

It’s easy to joke about this, there’s even a new parody White House petition which seeks to nationalize Twinkies.

On the serious side, A LOT of people are about to lose their jobs…

The shuttering of Hostess means the loss of about 18,500 jobs. Hostess said employees at its 33 factories were sent home and operations suspended Friday. Its roughly 500 bakery outlet stores will stay open for several days to sell remaining products.

The move to liquidate comes after a long battle with its unions. Thousands of members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union went on strike last week after rejecting a contract offer that slashed wages and benefits. The bakers union represents about 30 percent of the company’s workforce.

A representative for the bakers union did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Ah, the unions. Always looking out for the little guy.

Speaking of people who stand for the little guy and unions…

Has anyone informed Elizabeth Warren about this?

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