May 8, 2013
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. As with ANY large institution that wants to keep a secret, it's because the people who run it KNOW that it's for less than honorable purposes. If corporations want to pretend they're 'persons', let them develop a conscience, like almost all citizens of this country. Let them learn to be honorable, decent, law-abiding citizens, and do their share to build and support this country, instead of lobbying for special interest legislation that will allow them to evade taxes, and reap even greater profits.
Both shareholders 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.
Thank you for considering my comment.