Comments for: Twinkies: The cute little blonde a generation fell for

Posted Nov. 26, 2012, at 12:51 p.m.

Driving past the shuttered Wonder Bread Bakery Outlet in Suitland, Md., I had a two-for-a-dime childhood memory about Twinkies. Tonguing out the cream filling like an anteater. Sinfully delicious. But nothing that would send me into sugar shock on news of the snackmaker’s demise. Ever since Hostess Brands went out …

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  • Finally an article that doesn’t puke up the lame, idiotic leftist talking points about ‘evil Wall Street profiteering’ or ‘corporate greed killing the Twinkie’. Simple, straight honesty. The company died because of years of mismanagement enforced by a group of people who would rather lose their jobs instead of taking a cut. Nothing else.

    • Cecil Gray

      Venture capitalism ruined it, not workers who had conceded more than enough.

      • Anonymous

        You have to admit they had no desire to go to work. Too bad they put a guy I know with an 80k a year job out of a job. .

    • Anonymous

      All I’ve read was the drible that somehow the unions were the ones mismanaging the company.

  • Anonymous

    This is Michelle Obama’s fault. Junk food is on her Bad list.

  • Anonymous

    Spot on. These people scream about “personal responsibility” and then they’re the first ones to shift the blame. The unions didn’t mismanage this company.

  • Anonymous

    Good bye 18.5K jobs. Now you can go and find other work and when you get even less pay remember….you sure showed them!

    • Anonymous

      How many CEO’s did they go thru in 8 years ?

  • Anonymous

    Twinkies didn’t go out of business. They were “Bained”: bought out by a private equity firm, assets sold off, debt piled on, workers asked to take cuts in pay, pension and benefits to save the firm more money before they declared bankruptcy. Those jobs were never going to last. Ask the steel workers at KC Steel. They never struck, took cuts and lost every single job when Bain declared bankruptcy. This business crap has to stop.

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