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What "pro-business" means

Officials at the Labor Department are defending their kowtowing to Wal-Mart on the grounds that the agreement violated no federal laws.

It's true that executive branch agencies often have a lot of discretion. This case is just exemplary of the way federal agencies under George W. Bush have chosen to exercise it. The most galling thing for me about the deal is this:

The department denied the inspector general's suggestion that it had consulted with Wal-Mart before issuing a news release on the settlement. The department took the unusual action of announcing the agreement a month after it was signed, doing so only after some details were leaked to a newspaper.
This administration isn't just pro-business, it's sneaky too.

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