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Then Start Your Own Damn Twinkie Company

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On November 17, 2012 @ 9:44 am In The Point | 10 Comments

AFL-CIO union boss Richard Trumka is blaming Wall Street for the collapse of Hostess Brands, makers of Twinkies, among other things.

“What’s happening with Hostess Brands is a microcosm of what’s wrong with America, as Bain-style Wall Street vultures make themselves rich by making America poor,” Trumka said in a public statement. “Crony capitalism and consistently poor management drove Hostess into the ground, but its workers are paying the price.”

So here’s a modest proposal. If Wall Street sucks at running a Twinkie company, then start your own damn Twinkie company.

Hostess’ assets will be on the chopping block soon enough and the AFL-CIO can afford to buy. The AFL-CIO election war chest runs anywhere from 300 to 900 million just for its political activities. That’s more than enough for Trumka and his thugs to buy up Hostess, a company with negative revenue, and show us how it’s done.

Sure Trumka’s thugs are better at assault and battery than at running things, but how hard can it really be? Wall Street can’t do it, so it’s time for unions to show us how well they can run things… besides the government.

And I bet Trumka will eat all the profits, in more ways than one.


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