April 28, 2012
Dear members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:
As a citizen of this United States of America i submit we citizens deserve the right to know who is purchasing political influence - whether that is the sweetest little church group or the most toxic, sociopathic corporation in the world. Either way it is OUR human, people's govt and we need to know.
If you don't understand the correctness of this position and the need for this knowledge, you are either unduly influenced by corporations or too stupid to function in my govt.
Think about one "little" thing: the only major problem in this world which is NOT caused by rich men running big businesses is bigotry. We humans tend to be idiots about that issue all free and independently, but polluting air? Business. Polluting water? Business. Polluting our food with toxins? Business. Poisoning our food? Business. Controlling the airwaves against the best benefit of humanity? Business. Nuclear radiation? Business. Toxic medications? Business. Death panels? Insurance Companies. Toxic GMO (pretend) foods? Ag businesses. War? Business.
And you don't think we need to watch these sonsabishes? Nope, we do. They are not to be trusted since their ONLY mandate is to make a profit and they do so at any cost, provably killing and damaging the public for that money, which ONLY goes to the rich parasitic corporate heads.
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.
Bradley S Roon