May 7, 2012
I work in a very low position for a multinational corporation, and one of my duties is to handle a cash register. If my register is over or short by as much as five dollars, without explanation, I get written up (this hasn't happened yet, it's just policy). If my drawer is off in this way enough times I will be removed from handling transactions, or if it happens once in excess of $100. Again, that's just policy.
My point? I have to make sure I have documentation to show where every penny came from or I get in trouble. This not only helps keep the financial security of the company safe, but it also helps keep me safe. How keeping track of where all funding comes from could POSSIBLY be a financially or socially irresponsible act is too ludicrous to even debate. Track the money with visible documentation so that everyone is kept safe.
If a CEO doesn't want to hurt his or his company's image, don't add to or take from the drawer without logging it.
Canon message follows.
Dear members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:
I am writing to urge the SEC to issue a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their political spending.
Both shareholders and the public must be fully informed as to how much the corporation spends on politics and which candidates are being promoted or attacked. Disclosures should be posted promptly on the SEC's web site.
Thank you for considering my comment.