February 11, 2013
Securities and Exchange Comm.
Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.,
Iím writing to urge the commissionís prompt approval of rules requiring public disclosure of political spending by publicly-held companies. Disclosure is vital to the SECís responsibility to ensure that investors have the information they need to make sound decisions about when and where to put their money. Shareholders also have a right to know how companies in their investment portfolios are investing that money, particularly when the spending falls outside the companyís normal business activity.
Citizens can not vote or decide issues wisely without the identification of donors that you deny. You assist the Supreme Court, and exceed them, in treating corporations as individuals, as though they Constitution is intended to protect their right to practice religion and be free from government discrimination.
Thank you for considering my comment.