April 30, 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.
If we can't tell who someone is working for (ie what their policy is, who they are paid by and how much), we cannot have a democracy. You need an informed public to have a democracy.
If you already know we don't have a democracy (corporate power has been at the helm for some time) then please honor the position you are in and serve the public's wishes--we want transparency in government; we want to know how things are run, since they appear to be run over us.
Thank you for considering my comment.