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Minimum wage for thee, but not for me

Recently, the District of Columbia’s City Council has made news for trying to force Wal-Mart to pay its employees $12.50 per hour should it open three locations in the city. The move has been hammered by conservatives as economically unwise. The effort has also been critiqued as a government witch hunt, since other big box stores already exist inside city limits and do not pay their employees the aforementioned wage. Checking in with NBC Washington, we find that big box stores aren’t the only ones not paying their employees $12.50 per hour: District government pays less than $12.50 per hour. According to the D.C. Department of Human Resourc...