MSNBC Anchor Knocks Hostess For Giving Workers Take-Home Snacks


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MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle worried that Hostess providing free snacks to its workers could “end up jacking up healthcare costs.”

Hostess Brands Inc. announced Thursday that they would give workers $1250 bonuses and free weekly take-home snacks as a result of the Tax Cuts And Jobs Act. (RELATED: Hostess Offers Best Tax Reform Bonus Yet — If You Like Twinkies)

Apparently unwilling to admit that the Hostess bonus is another tax reform success story, Ruhle pointed out on Twitter that eating too many Hostess snacks can have a negative effect on one’s health.

“The free take-home snacks could end up jacking up healthcare costs,” Ruhle wrote. “Unlimited twinkies do not do a body good.”

Luckily, employees don’t have to worry too much about their waistlines, as the snacks are not unlimited. The company will create a “multi-pack” of various Hostess snacks, and employees can take home one multi-pack each week.

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