Unions knew in advance that if they struck, Hostess would shut down.
They struck anyways!
Expecting their union loving president, obama, to bail them out and force Hostess to stay open.
Looks like Grupo Bimbo may buy all or part of Hostess.
19,000 striking union workers are now out of work.
Raw: Christie Won't Answer Twinkie Query
http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/11/16/ho-ho-noooo-union-forces-twinkies-out-of-business/Congratulations, unions! After deciding to strike instead of taking an 8% pay cut, 100% of Hostess’ employees will be taking a 100% pay cut. That’s right, the unthinkable is happening — Hostess, the maker of the American classic treats like Ho Ho’s and Twinkies, is going out of business.
Twinkies are now for sale on Craigslist and Ebay for between $20-$50 a box.
Price of Twinkies skyrocket online as Hostess plans to shut down - NY Daily News
Am I the only guy who has lost respect for Chris Christie? I mean, I'm all for bi-partisan cooperation, but his gushing, and more importantly the timing of his gushing about Obama makes him either a) the dumbest politician alive, b) secretly desirous of Romney's failure, leaving a 2016 run open for himself, or c) a loose cannon without enough self control and discipline to know that his actions damaged Romney's prospects this cycle.
To be fair, I would have not voted for him for president because of his weight alone, but now the guy has given me real reason not to respect or like him, against my own inclinations.
Christie couldve been a little less effusive. The handholding and the awkaward kiss was ok, butt the public bj seemed unnecessary.
Meanwhile in Twinkieville... The Unions held their ground and "won". Bet their workers are buttsore.
Especially since the union guys that put them up to it still have their jobs.
-- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup. --
Look at Chris Christie's record.
He is no more than a liberal democrat wrapped in a republican coat.
Plus he has bent over backwards to appease islamics.
No, he is never to be worthy of being a president, much less a governor of a state.
Like many others, he should be thrown out of the republican party.
We need a new party...how about the American Constitution Party?
Electoral politics is it's own ball game, especially at the national level. If you aren't ready to call what Christie did a betrayal, and I think it's debatable, at a minimum, it was a monumental error if you are really playing to win.
I watched Christie appear on Morning Joe yesterday. He appeared with the Teachers Union boss, bragging about bipartisanship and the wonderful agreement he struck. It boiled down to this. He got the NJ teachers unions to agree to "merit" based bonuses as an incentive. Sounds great at face value. Then came the details.
1) "Merit" would be determined not by the parents, or standardized testing scores, or even the school administrators. "Merit" would be determined by fellow teachers.
2) These "Merit" based "incentives" would be paid retroactively for two years, in amounts of five and ten thousand dollars per meritorious teacher per year. How does one incentivize someone to do something in the past?
When Christie ambled into office, I was hopeful. I truly fear he has gotten high on his own popularity and embraced the idea he can do no wrong. He should take note from Arnold Shwarzenegger, who likely ruined the Republican brand in California for a decade. It would have been better to just have a Democrat in office so people could attach the proper brand to profligate spending, crony capitalism, and corruption.
Like one formerly obese friend told me, "After I got so fat that I lost site of my pecker, I just started to eat more."
Christie probably went down several notches with most conservatives after his Obama gusher. I wonder what Obama promised him in return for the pseudo endorsement.
Yeah, we have had a lot of Republicans throw common sense under the bus lately. Look at how John Roberts twisted the Obamacare issue just to see that it got passed. While Obama was arguing that it is not a tax, it was passed on the basis that it is a tax and Congress does have the right to impose taxes.
I am all for a new political party that focuses on what is right for America, and not the party agendas. The party agendas on both sides are doing the most damage.
Our local news said that the union had reached an agreement with Hostess management, but it was rejected by the workers.
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin