September 07, 2012
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, their employees, 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.
As I understand it, unions have to disclose their contributions. ALL major donors should be expected to do the same. Union members are aware where their money is being spent, unlike employees of these big corporations. The public should be able to determine where they spend their har-earned dollars.
We should ALL, citizens, SEC, politicians and political parties be working toward getting money out of politics. It's a big job to tackle but I believe it should start with the SEC. For the sack of all Americans, please start leveling the playing field. Imagine how much better we would all be with such campaign contributors being available for all to see -- maybe then we could actually begin to get some of the money out of politics. We could build a stronger America for everyone and no one could hide from or buy power. We would ALL have a stake in our country once again, as our forefathers intended.
Thank you for your thoughtful considerations.