On hearing the news that Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, is shutting down operations — ostensibly due to an inability to resolve a bakers' strike — many Americans waxed nostalgic about pastries they hadn't eaten in years. Which may hint at the real reason why the business went down.
But more than a few Americans are directing their ire at something other than the free market…
Twinkies survived the Great Depression, World War Two, but couldn't survive Obama.
— Bill Powers (@BillPowers9) November 16, 2012
R.I.P, Twinkies and freedom. Thanks, Obama.
— Womb-Tang (@DGoddamnGlover) November 16, 2012
Down Twinkies. Obama's economy and union friends have killed an American icon.
— Justin Hart (@justin_hart) November 16, 2012
Guys, to modify a line that the Romney campaign won't be needing anymore: you didn't eat that. That's why the business is liquidating.
As for the president, I think a former stoner is more than a little appreciative of all that Hostess has done for America. He's not the culprit here. If I were to imagine a conspiracy at work, I'd picture New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg slowly stroking a cat, confiscated over-sized cups of soda by his side and an evil smile on his face as he reads this morning's news.
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