You mean, like Joe Sr's thriving business smuggling booze during Prohibition? If he hadn't been a smashing success there (achieved by being ruthless enough to succeed in a mob/gangster/criminal enterprise) there wouldn't have been the financial backing to produce the degree of infestation of Kennedys the country has now.
But where Joe's was red-blooded, bare-knuckled, dog-eat-dog crime, his spawn have weakened to predatory, bullying, inflict-suffering-on-the-weak-and-play-for-sympathy-later crime (oh, did I just describe many congressthings?)
Yep. From what I've heard they have been spending Joe Srs, booze fortune all these years and aren't as rich as some think. How PROUD they must be!