Let Them Eat Twinkies

Union bosses at Hostess—makers of Twinkies, Ho-Ho’s, and Wonder Bread—decided it would be better to shut down the company (throwing 18,500 employees out of work) than absorb a pay and benefits cut. No one likes to take less for doing the same job, but in the Obama economy we seem to have embraced, lowering our expectations seems the prudent thing to do. And when a union purposefully throws its members out of work, it seems perverse to then provide unemployment benefits. It was their choice, wasn’t it? Instead, let them eat Twinkies.

Oh, right–they’re not making them any more.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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