January 10, 2013
Securities and Exchange Comm.
Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.,
We have all seen consumers decide which companies to patronize and which to avoid when making purchasing decisions based on public information and actions.
From where I stand it has all been to the good. You cannot beat an informed decision. Many of us choose to avoid cigarette manufacturers and many do not. The fact of an informed choice is a wonderful freedom.
I would suggest that making political donations public will not be the death knell for any company but rather possibly create a shift in it's shareholder base. There is nothing wrong with that. It is simply an educated base making an informed decision.
Please require political spending of public companies a public expense. Thank you.
James H. McLaughlin