Striking Hostess workers admitted that the walkout could push the company into liquidationâand the loss of some 18,500 jobs. But an employee who walked out at a Hostess plant in Seattle, Washington told reporters last week that "we know we will probably lose our jobs, but if we accept these concessions, standards for bakers and other workers will keep going down. We are taking it on the chin for workers all over." http://www.cnbc.com/id/49853624 ------------------------------ Imo, the author/analyst are grasping for straws to connect the dots but something is going on when workers think 18k jobs lost ain't a big thing, then WMT employees with the age old gripe of "no one listens to us". Twitter, face book, on line petitions, OWS, Obama rhetoric are going to launch us into chaos. Young people ain't going to listen to old people, black people aren't going to listen to white people. The list of people with something to lose is getting smaller each day. Lose your house, your job = snafu.