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Twinkie Offense: Unions kill off Hostess Brands

November 19, 2012 By admin. Nov. 19, 2012 By Jennifer Kerns They were the Hostess with the mostest. The most labor headaches. Last week Hostess Brands shut its doors after 82 years in business following a food fight with its bakers’ union over wages and benefits. Citing concerns over finances, the company asked its bakers to take an 8 percent cut in wages for three years. After that, salaries would be bumped ...

Secession fever: Don’t catch it

November 19, 2012 By Steven Greenhut. Nov. 19, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- Psychiatrists talk about the progressive stages of grief people experience after suffering a devastating loss in their personal lives, moving from denial to anger to bargaining (i.e., trying to strike a "deal" with a higher power) to depression and, finally, to acceptance. Political scientists ought to come up with a similar series of "gr...

Prop. 30 retroactive tax violates Constitution

November 18, 2012 By admin. Nov. 18, 2012 By John Seiler One little known aspect of Proposition 30 is that it increases income taxes retroactively for 2012. Approved by 54 percent of California on Nov. 6, the initiative grabs $6 billion a year, mainly by raising income taxes on "millionaires" who make $250,000 or more a year. But $5 billion from "rich" people is going to be due quickly for the 2012 tax year. Th...

Californians give Dems PIN numbers

November 16, 2012 By Steven Greenhut. Nov. 16, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- After the election results came in, I started searching for two things: a stiff drink and a good out-of-state real estate agent. The national election sends troubling signs about the direction of the country, but nothing much will change from the past four years, so we know what to expect, even if it isn't particularly good. But Californ...
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