April 28, 2012
Dear members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:
I own shares of stock. As an owner, I should be entitiled to know which candidates and issues are being influenced by corporate spending. It is a travesty that U.S.share holders, like me, have so little knowledge and control of the companies in which we invest. I urge you to change the rules of the game so that there is transparency. As a consumer, I also should be able to choose among products, based on information about the use of profits to corrupt the political system.
I am writing to urge the SEC 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.
Thank you for considering my comment.