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HOSTESS BANKRUPTCY – GREED STRIKES AGAIN!

I have spent several days reading articles related to the loss of 18,000 jobs because of labor demands. The liberal mainstream media has decided that the cause was due to poor management and greedy investors. Without doubt the Democrats in government will be the first to agree.

Anyone with a scintilla of common sense will discover that regardless of the union propaganda, the reason Hostess and the upcoming deluge of business failures will be caused by our “share the wealth”, union driven government regulators.

When any economy severely turns down, wages have to decrease. We have watched employment become a constant and growing concern. When taxes rise to support a ballooning unemployment and welfare need, less money is available in general circulation to support businesses.  Combine this with drastic increases in energy costs and in Hostess case increased cost of raw materials, you have a dangerous situation of costs exceeding income. Another factor is the inability to increase prices to cover labor demands.

Corn alone is used in the manufacture of things you might not know. Government regulations that require gasoline to contain 10% ethanol have forced the price of corn out of sight. This year weather conditions in the Midwest and increased demand has nearly tripled the price of corn alone. Shipping cost of everything has drastically increased on everything in America. Can anyone believe that Hostess management or investors created these conditions?

Economic issues worldwide have resulted in hardship and insurrection in some countries this year. Some poorer nations are experiencing starvation. Did the people cause the economic failures?

When the cost of wheat, sugar, corn and fuels are increasing the costs of doing business and there is no way to increase prices due to competition, there is no money available to pay the workers what they demand. At Hostess the Teamsters union attempted to talk the strikers into halting the strike before they forced the company to close. The Teamsters, after seeing the books, agreed that no hope existed for getting what they wanted.

In my opinion union workers got what they deserved for forcing Hostess into bankruptcy.

Review the facts.

Following the union’s leadership the workers have now completed their mission. 18,500 jobs have disappeared.

Hostess posted a $341 million loss in 2011 on revenues of about $2.5 billion. The media reports do not include the following factors for people with common sense to know;

a) $52 million in Workers’ Comp Claims;

b) Dealing with 372 Distinct Collective-Bargaining Contracts;

c) Administration of 80 Separate Health and Benefits Plans;

d) Funding and Tending to 40 Discrete Pension Plans;

e) $31 million in year-over-year increases in wages and health care benefits for 2012 v. 2011

In addition were some of the outrageous union-imposed rules that made for a too-high-to-bear cost of sales:

f)  No truck could carry both bread and snacks even when going to the same location;

g) Drivers were not permitted to load their own trucks;

h) Workers who loaded bread were not allowed to also load snacks and,

i)   Bringing products from back rooms to shelves required another set of union employees.

Other expenses hidden from view by the media included Multi-Employer pension obligations made Hostess liable for other, previously bankrupted, retirement plan contributions from employees that never worked for Hostess.

Why has our government created these conditions? Americans wake up and stop these insane demands and their union forcing businesses into bankruptcy.

Our government stole the investor’s equity in General Motors and Chrysler. They gave it to the unions and we the people got to pay for the unfunded pension plans. The automotive unions must have priority over the Food Service Unions and the Teamsters or the government would have given Hostess to them.

We are a Republic of Laws, our Congress and President just follow the ones that they desire. Apparently over half of American voters really don’t care.

C Brewer 

NATIONAL IDENTITY- FOR WHAT AND FOR WHO?

 

 

 HERE ARE ALL THE DEVELOPED NATIONS OF THE WORLD THAT OFFER BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP TO THE BABIES OF TOURISTS AND ILLEGAL ALIENS:1.    United States
 That’s right, every other modern developed nation in the world has gotten rid of birthright citizenship policies.  Yet, during the last few months, most of U.S. news media and many politicians have ridiculed comments by some other politicians that it is time for the U.S. to put an end to birthright citizenship for tourists and illegal aliens.
Folks, the U.S. stands alone.

 

There used to be all kinds of Developed countries that gave away their citizenship as freely as we do in the U.S.    But one by one they all have recognized the folly of that policy.

SOME MODERN COUNTRIES THAT RECENTLY ENDED THEIR BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP POLICY:

  • Canada was the last non-U.S … holdout.  Illegal aliens stopped getting citizenship for their babies in 2009
  • Australia’s birthright citizenship requirements are much more stringent than those of H.R. 1868 and took effect in 2007
  • New Zealand repealed in 2006
  • Ireland repealed in 2005
  • France repealed in 1993
  • India repealed in 1987
  • United Kingdom repealed in 1983
  • Portugal repealed in 1981

The United States is now the laughing stock of the modern world. Only the U.S. values its citizenship so lowly as to distribute it promiscuously to the off-spring of foreign citizens visiting Disney World on tourist visas and to foreign citizens who have violated their promises on their visitor, work and student visas to stay illegally in the country, as well as to those who just plain sneak across our borders. It’s not just Mexico and South America who are sending illegals across our borders.  Currently, the CBP reports that of those apprehended illegally crossing the border, China is number one.
Wake up America.

Illegal aliens from China , India , Russia , the Middle East  and a host of other nations are flooding the country.  Ironically, some of these illegals and/or their offspring are given positions at the front of the line for Government jobs, contracts and assistance.
Look around you!  We are giving away our culture, and economic and fiscal strength because our borders are not secure and we bestow citizenship irresponsibly.

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