Feb 7, 2011
The Chicago Board of Trade, home to all the big traders, gave Rahm Emanuel $200,000 for his campaign for mayor. Ken Griffin and wife, owners of Citadel Hedge Fund, gave him $200,000. Other hedge fund operators gave $100,000 each. They are paying big bucks to put in office the mayor they want.
In fact, business will win no matter what candidate comes in first. Gery Chico, another candidate, has a law firm that represents loads of companies in their dealings with the city. Carol Mosely Braun, as a U.S. senator, cast a key vote to give giant pharmaceutical company Glaxo an extra two billion dollars through extending one of their patents.
This is the “democracy” the wealthy talk so much about.