November 6, 2013
SEC Comment file 4-637
Dear Comment file 4-637,
I am deeply concerned about the influence of corporate money on our electoral process.
In particular, I am appalled that, because of the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, publicly traded corporations can spend investor's money on political activity in secret.
I am writing to urge the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their political spending.
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.
And here is a BIGGER dream. Apply the same process to the MICC companies.
These companies are responsible for pointless destruction of environments, historically important buildings and relics, human and animal lives, and the ability of vast communities to recover a "reasonable" standard of living for decades to come!
Their influence over weak, easily manipulated politicians is limitless.
Their amour is "patriotism", the newest American religion.
Their "god" is the continuity of wars in any and all countries - except America.
For more details read "The Shadow World", Inside the Global Arms Trade http://www.theshadowworldbook.com/
Thank you for considering my comment.