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Retailer pays a price for getting too close to Obama
Topic - Steve Stanek
Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1028 in Will County, Ill., have turned up their noses at a taxpayer-funded pay-increase offer they view as too small — 14.5 percent.
There is no question that our nation's housing finance system needs a major overhaul, but following Steve Stanek's harsh proposal to abolish Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with nothing would prolong the current housing downturn even further and make it difficult for young people coming into the housing market to become homeowners ("Save housing, kill Fannie and Freddie," Commentary, Nov. 23).
"My feeling is that he threw out some ideas so he could point to some initiatives that he could take credit for. I don't think it would have much of an impact. If it has an impact, I think it would be a negative impact," said Steve Stanek, a research fellow at the conservative Heartland Institute who specializes in economic and financial issues. "He's proposing largely what has been talked about for years already."
"You can go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics ... and you will see the government sector is unionized at, I think, six times the rate as the private sector," he said.