On September 11, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley used his veto power for the first time in seventeen years to block a measure that would have given Wal-Mart employees and workers at other "big box" stores at least $10 per hour plus benefits worth at least $3 per hour. The City Council had passed the bill by a 35-to-14 vote margin. Daley's brash act was a temporary victory for the chorus of conservative pundits and corporate flacks who have been singing Wal-Mart's virtues for the past year.
Click the headline on this post to read this piece (from The Nation.com) to learn who these willing whores for Wal-Mart are, and why they're (sur-PRAHS, sur-PRAHS!!!) so full of shit.
Discipline collar...(The New Yorker, natch)
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