March 28, 2014
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 investors' money 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.
I am a real print journalist and Vietnam War veteran. If the Supremes believe corporations are people allowing them to make unlimited political campaign contributions; then it must be innately true corporate persons must also be liable for crimes committed by corporations including imprisonment and the ability to sue individuals within said corporations since they are all people and thus held to the same laws are real people in a real country where we don't murder children for oil companies.
Thank you for considering my comment.
Robert Hyer II