Today is a sad day for Americans because we are losing a quintessentially American dessert, maybe forever. This is mostly the fault of commie liberal “labor” unions who have the NERVE to demand a living wage for their work, which makes the whole thing double plus sad.
Of course, it isn’t actually the fault of labor unions but corporate spokespeople the media has SAID it’s the fault of labor unions so CASE CLOSED, no lessons to learn here other than labor unions mean no dessert, ever, for anyone, in Obama’s America.
Behold, for example, the first paragraph of the Associated Press’ report of the story:
Hostess, the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, plans to go out of business, lay off its 18,500 workers and sell its snack cake and bread brands. The Irving, Texas, company said a nationwide strike crippled its ability to make and deliver its products, which also include Ding Dongs, Ho Ho’s and Home Pride bread.
And then let’s take a trip alllll the way down to the twelfth (12th) paragraph:
The company, founded in 1930, was fighting battles beyond labor costs. Competition is increasing in the snack space and Americans are increasingly conscious about healthy eating. Hostess also makes Dolly Madison, Drake’s and Nature’s Pride snacks.
See also CNN Money’s take on the Hostess closure, presented in an article titled “Hostess Brand Closing Due to Labor Strike.”
Hostess Brands — the maker of such iconic baked goods as Twinkies, Drake’s Devil Dogs and Wonder Bread — announced Friday that it is asking a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close its operations, blaming a strike by bakers protesting a new contract imposed on them.
What were the workers protesting? How much had their wages been cut? Why is this workers’ fault when the company tripled CEO pay in 2011 even though the company been in bankruptcy twice since 2004? These questions are NOT IMPORTANT, so don’t ask. What’s important is that there is one less item to cram in America’s snack hole, which we can fix by nationalizing twinkies. Also, is this actually a conspiracy between Michelle Obama and Muslim communists? No word on that, but we’ll keep our ears to the ground for you.