'Wal-Mart put a gun to the mayor’s head, and the mayor capitulated. Wal-Mart and the mayor should be ashamed that they’re going to provide poverty wages to people who get up every day and go to work.'
Washinton, DC City Councilmember
Vincent Orange, on the veto by Mayor Vincent Gray
of a bill requiring Wal-Mart Stores and
other large retailers to pay their employees
at least $12.50 an hour that passed the
Council by an 8-to-5 vote