Line I’ve seen a number of times already: “Twinkies can survive a nuclear apocalypse, but they can’t survive the Obama economy.”
Yes, because of failed union negotiations, Hostess is shutting down.
Now, I’m sure the owner of Hostess is devestated; it has to hurt to have to close your business — especially one that has been open for so long. So the union really taught him a lesson. But he’s probably pretty rich, and I’m guessing personally he’ll be okay. The 18,000 workes who are being layed off will probably not fare as well.
This reminds me of a rock solid rule I laid out in my book (has anyone really not bought that by now?): “You can’t mildly inconvenience rich people without devastating the middle class and the poor.”
I compare trying to go after the rich to trying to headbutt someone’s fist. You do it really hard, you can really scratch up their knuckles, but you’ll be the worst off person in that situation. And we’re in a blame the rich mode thanks to Obama. Those nasty rich not giving us everything we think we deserve, so we’re going to go after them and their businesses, and we’ll probably annoy them a lot and make them very upset… all while leaving thousands and thousands unemployed.
I guess we have to ask ourselves: How many unemployed middle class and poor people is worth the tear of a rich man? We might all be suffering, but at least we’ll know that a rich person is a bit annoyed. And that’s worth… what?