April 28, 2012

Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

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.

This "hiding", if there is something to hide isn't there something wrong? Do we not try to extract 'hidden information' from criminals?
Even if they're not criminals, why are they hiding something?
Definition: 'Hide'
1. to conceal from sight; prevent from being seen or discovered.
2. to obstruct the view of; cover up.
3. to conceal from knowledge or exposure; keep secret.

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.


geoff richcreek