April 28, 2012
Dear members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:
Conflict of Interest (noun) - a situation in which a person has a duty to more than one person or organization, but cannot do justice to the actual or potentially adverse interests of both parties.
Corporations that sink millions of dollars into campaign funds expect to get preferential treatment from their candidate should they win office (I would too if I invested that much money into a project). This is the very definition of conflict of interest.
I believe all presidential campaigns should be funded totally publicly from individual supporters. Corporations and business have no place in politics. I don't want G.E. and Monsanto dictating policy to my lawmakers. That's my job.
Corporations and organizations need to fully disclose every facet of their relationship with any political campaign, including funding, and personal or professional cross-over in leadership positions.