Earlier this week, after much debate, Wal-Mart opened two stores within Washington DC. Some members of the DC city council vigorously opposed the building of the two stores, and passed a resolution requiring Wal-Mart to pay its workers 50% more than the city's prevailing minimum wage. Washington mayor Vincent Gray vetoed the resolution, and the city council couldn't get enough votes to override the veto. So the building of the stores proceeded, and the openings were celebrated Tuesday.
Mayor Gray, by the way, is a Democrat.