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After Bankrupting Hostess, Union
Workers Rake In The Federal Dough

Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial

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Posted By:PageTurner, 2/23/2013 7:45:36 AM

Labor: Who says intransigence doesn´t pay? After driving Hostess out of business by refusing to negotiate, union bakers have been rewarded by the White House with Trade Adjustment Assistance. It´s all the foreigners´ fault. Politics: Who says intransigence doesn´t pay? After driving Hostess out of business by refusing to negotiate, the White House has decided to reward the union bakers with Trade Adjustment Assistence, blaming foreigners. What a sweet deal. Last November, Hostess Brands went into liquidation, throwing 18,500 employees out of their jobs. The baking giant had been through two restructurings, but the company remained unprofitable.

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Unions are nothing but parasites, killing their Hostess and looking for more.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fleetusa, 2/23/2013 8:00:30 AM     (No. 9192104)

How many twinkies were imported from outside the US?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/23/2013 8:05:46 AM     (No. 9192116)

It was part of some stupid deal the repubicans caved on within the past couple years that set up a huge fund for union workers who lose their jobs overseas. Of course this doesn´t fit that description but Obama is always going to abuse something to reward his donors and supporters. This is just another law that violated equal protection as non union people don´t get squat if they lose their jobs overseas. I hops someone challenges this latest Obama law break.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Crosscut, 2/23/2013 8:17:18 AM     (No. 9192135)

It is political payoff programs like this where Congress really shafts the people. This is an excellent example of out of control government spending and a program that should be terminated.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: DWIM, 2/23/2013 8:27:52 AM     (No. 9192156)

Now THIS is what make my (usually patient) blood boil. I hear about libtards. So WHERE are the Republican libtards that don´t NAIL this to this administration?!? This is our hard-earned (!) income going to taxes, then to unionz, who simply appear to be content ripping off our citizens! I do understand the place that unions have had in our history, as well as why. I also understand we are so far away from those reasons that it´s not funny at all. Unfunded liabilities, brought on by such insane agreements have brought our country (among other weak financial decision) to our knees. This is like ´blood money´ that we so reject in other arenas.

Why can´t this stop?!? ´Course I´m just ranting here (blood boil, etc). I contribute what little I can to try to get people who have a little greater shred of morals, decency, and integrity into office (meaning into the cesspool known as politics at a national level). /Rant

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Reply 5 - Posted by: coldoc, 2/23/2013 8:55:40 AM     (No. 9192206)

So along with being failed extortionists, the union are now thieves. Cute.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Wilko, 2/23/2013 9:18:23 AM     (No. 9192243)

Unions are organized crime. It´s the democrats fund raising arm and we end up paying for it ourselves. Insidious.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 2/23/2013 9:18:59 AM     (No. 9192247)

Unions have been thieves for years #5. Now they are looking to drain the public treasury with no consequence to them. Corrupt organs of labor all.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Davids918, 2/23/2013 9:48:31 AM     (No. 9192304)

This is likely mis-appropriation of funds since it´s highly doubtful their jobs were lost due to foreign competition.

Unions are stuck in the past.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: PageTurner, 2/23/2013 9:56:34 AM     (No. 9192316)

They ought to be out on their ears, same as anyone who walks off a perfectly good job without cause or who negotiates in bad faith. They most certainly did both of those things and wants US to pay for it, now with the usual welfare packages laid off workers get, but with a premium version. Who says crime doesn´t pay?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: navybrat, 2/23/2013 11:17:05 AM     (No. 9192437)

There is no need for unions today. We have child labor laws, minimum wage and wage and hour laws, OSHA laws, Americans with Disabilities laws and a 40 hour work week and on and on. Employees can also sue at the drop of a hat. Unions exist only to take money from members and funnel it to democrats. Union leaders are thugs.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 2/23/2013 2:26:53 PM     (No. 9192614)

the "federal dough" is out of the pockets of hard-working taxpayers



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Reply 12 - Posted by: usltn, 2/23/2013 6:56:02 PM     (No. 9192834)

I was in a union for over 40 years,but d*mn

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/24/2013 12:10:38 AM     (No. 9193022)

Whatever happened to the fiscal cliff ?

No wonder the workers were willing for Hostess to go out of business. Did they know ahead of time this would happen ?

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