Mimsy Were the Borogoves

Editorials: Where I rant to the wall about politics. And sometimes the wall rants back.

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Hostess unions want full shutdown

Jerry Stratton, November 16, 2012

I always make a point of differentiating government unions (where the unions negotiate with politicians for taxpayer money that the unions then siphon back to the politician who gave it to them) and normal unions, who have to negotiate for a bigger (or different) slice of their company’s pie. Because normal unions can’t emulate the corrupt circle that government unions can, in theory, they won’t make the outrageous demands that government unions do.

In theory, but not always in reality:

The workers said they realize the strike could close Hostess for good.

We’re hoping that the company just shuts down. Get someone else in here. We don’t know if any other companies are looking and we don’t know if they’ll sell,” Leighton said.

No bailout for arrogance. Please.

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