A new White House petition wants President Obama to nationalize the "Twinkie industry," saving the popular junk food from possible extinction. "We the undersigned, hereby request Barack Obama to immediately Nationalize the Twinkie industry and prevent our nation from losing her sweet creamy center," a petition on the White House "We the People" website requests. (Snip) Hostess Brands Inc. — maker of the Twinkie, the Ding Dong and Wonder Bread — is preparing to shutter operations amid a labor strike and rising costs. Unionized workers rejected a major pay and benefit cut, sparking the latest strike.
Comments: Is that King 0bama?? With insanity like this our nation is in far worse shape than I could ever imagine. You couldn´t make this up if you had to. I just caught the end of Rush today and wondered what he meant when he said Politico already had their headline ready: Obama Saves Twinkies
If I´m not mistaken petition came from the White House to the White House! They want to do the same to Hostess that they did to GM. Use our money to buy the company then give it the unions. What a farce this country has become.
What will Michelle say? Maybe she can change the recipe to make it sugar free, fat free, and be filled with spinach instead of cream. Then Obama can mandate that everybody buy one every day, and the Supreme Court will say it´s a tax.
Limbaugh said the originator of the petition belonged to an Obama support group whose name was drowned out by a C-17 passing a bit too low. No, Rush didn´t say the name was drowned out, I did. It was going North so was perhaps taking exotic foodstuffs to Michelle Antoinette. The name could have been something like Citizens United but I really didn´t catch enough of it.
Gee and I posted the nationalization bit without knowing this petition had been sent. Actually Hostess should close down change their name and reconstruct in a non union state. There are 18 states who would welcome them. There are 30 states with GOP governors and any who are still unionized should eliminate them.
As with the auto bailout this is really a union bailout. Pump enough public money in while screwing the present investors, give the company to the unions and claim victory. A month later announce that the company has paid the treasury back. This lie is sustained by the hack media and Obama it the hero. Michelle changes the twinkies into a health food which nobody eats. Each twinkie costs $100.oo but there is a public subsidy of $99.95 to purchase them. A totally phoney market is created for twinkies to funnel public money into the unions, the media hide this and Obama voters marvel at Obama´s genius for saving bankrupt companies.
It could be done just like GM. Take over the company to save the workers´ jobs. But Twinkies aren´t healthy, so change the recipe. Make them multi-grain and fill them with unsweetened tofu. Then order massive amounts for MREs, government agency cafeterias,and school cafeterias—because no one else will buy them.
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