Monday, November 19, 2012

The Reason Conservatives love Corporation like Hostess

Because it allows them to be as racist and criminal as they want to be.
"I believe in free enterprise. I don't think the government should be telling people what you pay and what you don't pay. I think it's about freedom. If someone wants to hire somebody and they agree on a salary, that's fine, however it wants to work. So, the government sticking its nose into all kinds of things has gotten us into huge trouble." - Todd Akin (Loser- MO) stated in a vile comment less well known than his Pro-Rape positions.
Hostess Brands Inc. filed for Bankruptcy (again for they did in 2004 when Conservatives claim Bush was leading an Awesome Economic Boom) citing employees refusal to accept further reductions in pay and further company raiding of their pensions.

If Hostess wanted to use slaves chained to their ding dong machines or have children stuff the gooey nutritious filling into twinkies with their tiny fingers or pay their employees in Company Scrip while the monies set aside for pensions are raided to provide the CEO and Upper Managment with a Golden Parachute I ask you!!! Who is Government to interfere? That's the Free Market!

Certainly, Senator Mike Lee of Utah a Guard Dog of the Plutocracy believes Child Labor Laws are Unconstitutional.

Here is the final offer Hostess made to its' employees before declaring Bankruptcy,
1) 8% hourly pay cut in year 1 with additional cuts totaling 27% over 5 years. Currently, I make $16.12 an hour at TOP rate of pay in the bakery. I would drop to $11.26 in 5 years. 
2) They get to keep our $3+ an hour forever. 
3) Doubling of weekly insurance premium. 
4) Lowering of overall quality of insurance plan. 
5) TOTAL withdrawal from ALL pensions. If you don't have it now then you never will.
Government puts up all these fake rules like "hostile work environment" and "minimum wage" and "taxes" and "discrimination" and "Maternity Leave" and "criminal sexual assault" which hamper the aspirations of conservatives and Private Business.

The Government and the Public Sector enforces rules on behavior. Conservatives are racist and sexist and as natural pig-people are incensed that they can't grab women's asses and yell Barack Obama is a Ni-[Clang] all day long.

This is also why conservatives hate Unions. Unions also help enforce rules of behavior, help employees bargain for better pay, benefits and working conditions and provide workers with avenues to address Corporate malfeasance and Bosses misbehavior.

Corporations want Unions eliminated. This is why Republican Dogs and Conservative Stooges blame Unions for all of Americas problems. 

Mary Matalin, whose never been right about any issue, defended Vulture Capitalist Mitt Romney and blamed Unions and the Minimum Wage,
The greatest impediment to upward mobility for women and minorities are liberal policies such as the teachers unions, which secure teachers jobs, they don't educate our youth, such as African- American youth locked out of entry level jobs because the insistence on minimum wage, such as poverty programs that have dismantled the families.
See... If Companies could pay Black Youths Nothing for their labor then that's Right and Just. Vice President Biden was absolutely correct when he stated Republicans want to "put y'all back in Chains."

But, Wage Slavery is a profitable business model in America.

Chipotle is facing a Class Action lawsuit because it's taken to renaming some employees as "apprentices" and paying them as managerial employees who don't qualify for overtime. Want to know how a Company is using slave labor in America today? Classify an employee as "salaried" then work them 40 hours extra a week and pay them Nothing for the extra work.

The reason Stench Romney wanted to "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" is because Bain Capital would have swooped in, canabalized the remnants, jettisoned the UAW contracts, sold the factories off to China and skimmed the profits from the bones of GM and Chrysler while perched waiting for Ford to go belly up as well.

So, when a conservative tells you how awesome the Free Market is he's telling you he's a racist corporatist who wants to grind up on the ass of that hot secretary without the fear of some bogus "harassment" complaint, while he and upper management scheme on how to swindle the average worker out of his pension and repeal laws which keep Corporations from scooping up children from the playgrounds and shoving them down into MSHA free death-trap mines.

It's all part of the Rapacious Vulture Capitalist Model which has taken control of the Nation.


Sarge said...

I wished I could write like you do.
No booze affects the venom level...


J.O.B. said...

Great post Gene, but there is one issue I would like to make you aware of. The private equity firm that has had a controlling stake in Hostess since '09 was founded and is headed by a prominent Democratic supporter.
Call it vulture capitalism all you want. Just make sure you include Liberals in there as well.

Anonymous said...

Booze re-supplies my venom level, if it ever flags....just saying.

Silverfiddle said...

Indeed. Unionism has done wonders for Detroit...

Grung_e_Gene said...

Ah yes, no matter the evidence, ultimately for a Corporatist like Silverfiddle, Unions are to blame.

Detriot, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Scranton, Freeport (IL) and any other manufacturing city in the US have been subjected to the schtye of Vulture Capitalism.

The Job Creator Class would love to have 100% employment here in the States if only those evil Unions weren't demanding Corporations actually pay Us.

Damn Unions.

Silverfiddle said...

Nice dodge. So how do you explain Detroit? A city run exclusively by Democrats, where unions ruled and big manufacturers bowed down to them?

And I am not a corporatist.

I am for the federal government cutting off all corporate welfare and I am for rescinding all laws and special privileges that protect certain industries and businesses. It's all political graft.

President Obama disagrees with me.

Now, who's the corporatist?

You were almost making sense there for awhile, Gene.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Detroit like Cleveland has been gutted by off-shoring.

This is 2006. I know that magical time when you supported George W. Bush, unlike now when you declare speaking his name anathema to conservativism, because of all those mean things Liberals were doing to W.

Delphi Automotive closes 21 of 29 US plants. By 2009 Delphi is torn apart by Vulture Capitalists only too keen to void Union contracts and out-source the jobs to Wage Slave Nations.

This is the exact plan Mitt Romney had for GM and Chrysler. The Voiding of Union contracts and the offshoring of jobs and factories to China.

BP is now a convicted Felon and as a Foregin born Corporation, BP "married" into the US in 1998 when it merged with AMOCO, it should be kicked out and barred from working with the US Government. Name me ONE Republican who will say a bad thing about BP.

And how about Boeing. Boeing has admitted to "over-billing" the DoD for $610 million over the last 10 years.

Seattle seems to be in good shape. Boeing is really based in Seattle. We have the HQ building here in Chicago but if you fly into SEA-TAC the entire drive into Seattle is Boeing manufacuring. Why isn't Seattle flopping like Detroit? Probably because the strong Union there is making Boeing pay living wages.

Now, of course, when Boeing wanted to destroy it's Union who stood alongside them to help Boeing move it's GOVERNMENT Funded operations to South Carolina? Why the Republicans.

Silverfiddle, it's almost as if you don't want to know the truth about your beloved Free Market.

toma said...

I don't really see how making a shitty diabetes-inducing product whose time has passed has much to do with liberals being evil. We're just evil anyway. I'm good with that, and Twinkies are disgusting.

Tom Harper said...

Todd Akin is right. If an unscrupulous employer wants to pay low wages and provide dangerous working conditions, the employee has some sort of inner mechanism that can shut that whole thing down, or something.

Silverfiddle said...

Yeah, I knew you wouldn't have an answer for why the average town in conservative Texas kicks ass on liberal Detroit...

Silverfiddle said...

Funny how the free market works in some places and fails in others.

Hmmm... There must be some other factor involved...

the yellow fringe said...

Silverfiddle finally got thru to me, I'm with him now. If we could get wages down to $5 bucks an hour and no benefits, industry could keep more profit and that way we could all have more money. My nephew working in a machine shop will have to trust us, instead of $19 an hour if he cancels his cell phone and TV, lets the truck go back, stops buying meat, clothes, and cancels his trash service, and just be happy damn-it, in the long run we could all have more money, and he could start a business next year.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Total Dodge by Silverfiddle from my comments. Just what I expected from you! Good Job!

And yellow fringe, Silverfiddle is a Rampant Corporatist who wants Corporations to be able to pay workers Zero because that would mean American Jobs. t's why he supported Romney, Romney's plan to let Business enslave Americans would have resulted in 100% employment.

the yellow fringe said...

Yes I know, I know hundreds of corporatist, I sell crap to them. Because I spend time in their offices and on trips with them they think I am as they are. You would be amazed at how hard they are. These guys openly say they want off the hook on safety in the shop, get hurt, tough luck. They want to lower wages at the same time they want higher skilled workers, they want to write off all investments in one year, on and on. And their isn't a one of them who owns their own cars, some have 3 or 4 personal vehicles, the wifes, the kids, and a plane, all as company vehicles, and they always have the grounds keepers do both the shop and their home but it's all on the shops purchase order. Fucking crooks. Crooks, not all of them, but lots of them are.