Friday, November 16, 2012

Why The Twinkie Had To Die & How To Make Your Own

     It's a sad day for people out there who like to eat highly processed crap fashioned into tasty snacks like Twinkies and Ding Dongs.It owners of the company liquidated because their employees wouldn't give up more of their pay and benefits. I haven't been a big consumer of their products recently but at one time had a real weakness for Susie Q's. So when I heard the news about this situation my first thought was well why not raise the price of your product? Wouldn't that be a fairly simple way to remedy the problem? I mean if your going to pay a buck for this stuff your not going to stop buying it if it goes up to a buck and quarter. And then I came across an explanation on the Daily Kos site.

'Hostess Brands is a microcosm of what’s wrong with America'

by Laura Clawson  Follow for Daily Kos Labor

"These union members had faced a slow bleed for years. The only question for them was whether to accept an accelerated bleed and hope it would stop in a few years—but hope that in the knowledge that that was not a priority or even necessarily a desirable outcome to Hostess' private equity owners—or to fight for what they earned. We're hearing, and can expect to keep hearing, a lot about how it's so unreasonable of union members to expect to get the pay and benefits they negotiated and worked for, the pensions they've planned their retirements around. Because this is coming after a generation-long war on pensions and unions and middle-class wages. As AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a statement, "What’s happening with Hostess Brands is a microcosm of what’s wrong with America, as Bain-style Wall Street vultures make themselves rich by making America poor.""


So another American icon thrown into the dust bin of history because of corporate greed. Oh well.

But don't despair we here at MindsiMedia are here to help. We have scoured the Internet and found a video to show you how to make your own Twinkies. Cheers!


1 comment:

  1. Susie-Q beats a Twinkie!
    Jobs!Jobs!Jobs! but no Elephant or Ass to be found!

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