Politics is the art of the impossible. If people like apples but hate apple trees then politicians claim we can have tree-less apples today (or at least after election day). If people like low prices but not Wal-Mart, then politicians tell us it's an easy matter to fix. There's "something wrong" with the free market and politicians have the magic "make it work" button.
AEI recently published a short essay on Delware Democrat Joe Biden who blasted Wal-Mart for supposeably not caring about the middle class. This is a strange claim for a company who relies on the middle class for a good hunk of its business. It's an even stranger claim coming from a party who's constituents shop at Wal-Mart and who's standards of living rise because of Wal-Mart.
Biden, and Democrats like him, are probably thinking people believe in magic. "It's a simple matter to get everything we want. We'll just declare it." But laws aren't spells and even though Wal-Mart (like any firm) could be nicer, no amount of legalese will instantly make it so. Hopefully, people will recognize hurting Wal-Mart hurts them and we can move past all this. Hopefully, people don't believe in magic.