April 29, 2012
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.
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.
The disclosures should be searchable to all fields & fully cross-referenced. Shareholders, the public and the news organizations must be able to find out who paid when within 48 hours of the transactions. These include ad purchases in all media for political purposes, donations to campaigns, PACs, trade organizations, lobbyists, Super PACs and any other transaction affecting voter access, voter security & voter IDs at the polls.
This information in fully-searchable form should be shared with the DOJ, FTC, FEC & FCC for maximum transparency.
Thank you very kindly for your time and attention and that of your fine staff for considering my comment.
Yours truly, Mr. Brett Greisen
Mr. Brett Greisen