The Spark

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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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

Chicago’s Richest Family

Sep 30, 2013

Ever wonder why it seems like the two parties favor the rich? A glance at the Pritzkers shows why. They are the richest family in Chicago, with about 20 billion dollars and six members in the Forbes’ top 400. One of them, J.B., ran Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2008. Another, Penny, was the chief fundraiser for Obama! After being on the Chicago School Board, Penny Pritzker is now Secretary of Commerce for Obama. Meanwhile Jennifer Pritzker has given millions to Republicans.

They aren’t the only super-rich family favoring both parties. No wonder the parties serve the rich–they’re run by the rich!