The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Millionaire Candidates

Feb 21, 2011

The two leading candidates for mayor, Rahm Emanuel and Gery Chico, certainly lead lives way different from workers. After leaving the Clinton Administration, Emanuel was hired by an investment banking company. He aided ComEd to buy up the Philadelphia power company Pepco. The new company then laid off 3,350 workers. Emanuel was then awarded 18.5 million dollars over two years.

Chico had 2.9 million dollars in income in 2008 and 2.7 million dollars in 2009. He owns four homes. All this came from using his political connections to do legal work for many companies having dealings with the city.

These candidates not only serve the wealthy class that lives off the labor of workers, they are part of it!