January 9, 2013
I have become very alarmed at the way corporations use tax-exempt front groups to "launder" their money...avoiding disclosure of who is paying for often-misleading political advertising. These ads and messages increase corporate profits and concentrate wealth at the top, often at the direct cost to the public well-being. This is nothing less than an undermining of democracy. Democracy, after all, absolutely requires that people have access to high-quality, fully sourced, and accurate information.
The SEC must act in the public interest to counteract the disastrous Citizens United ruling. Please close the "dark money" loopholes, and require full disclosure.