January 13, 2013
Securities and Exchange Comm.
Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.,
If companies wish to express their opinions on political candidates and issues,that's fine with me. But, just as I am willing to take ownership of what I say and do, I expect the same from individuals and/or groups who are spending money on TV, radio, and print ads to express their opinions in an attempt to influence my ideas and my vote!!!
I’m writing to urge the commission’s prompt approval of rules requiring public disclosure of political spending by publicly-held companies. Disclosure is vital to the SEC’s 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 company’s normal business activity.
Thank you for considering my comment.