Go read about how Bush Labor Department Puts Wal-Mart in “Privileged Position” and the follow-up at Labor Blog.
The Labor Department finds Wal-Mart guilty of several violations, including violations of child labor laws. As punishment the Labor Department imposed a fine so low that actually encourages future violations, and then pays Wal-Mart by agreeing that from now on they will tell them when a complaint is filed, who filed the complaint, and then give Wal-Mart 15 days notice if they are thinking about investigating. In other words, good-bye complainer.
Is there any QUESTION at this point that the nature of our government has changed fundamentally? This government sees its job as protecting the rich and large corporations from the public.