From: Leahy for Senate on behalf of adrienne ochis Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 7:07 AM

Subject: Require disclosure of corporate spending in politics. 4-637

February 1, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

Remember what countries which are ruled by companies are called !!! Well, thanks to our supreme court's right-wing agenda decision of citizens united, our country is headed toward being ruled completely by our rich corporations, many of whom pay no US tax at all because of tax breaks and loopholes...the same loopholes that allow Romney and others like him to leagally cheat our country out of billions of dollars while crying that social security and medicare need to be cut. If those carried interest monies were taxed at the fiar rate which all of us pay in our taxes, our country would have enough money so that everyone could have health insurance and education and other things like social security and medicare wouldn't always be on the chopping block. If I donate to a candidate, I am only allowed to donate a certain amount, but now thanks to citizens united, some states are even passing laws that say the rich corporations can give unlimited amounts of money to a those right-wing tea party types are going to continue to buy elections that assure the corporations keep their lookholes like carried interest. we just saw in Florida that romney could buy that state by outspending neut by more than 4 to one...the amount of money flowing to buy elections is getting worse and worse and is out of control...elections should be publically financed so that there is a level playing field, and that it's not just the richest candidtes who win elections. individual donors are one thing, but large companies like say City Group who could throw $100,000,000 toward a candidate who would be thus bribed to continue policies which help the company keep its loopholes, should be prevented from being able to buy candidates and elections. and sorry, romney...and the right-wing members of the supreme court...corporations may have people who work for them, but they are NOT PEOPLE.....I hope that crazy right-wing ruling gets overturned by a constitutional amendment.
Adrienne Ochis
Kure Beach, NCRight now, Super PACs don't have to disclose their unlimited corporate donations. That means they can keep the public in the dark about who's funding the attack ads that bombard their TV screens daily.

That's why I'm joining with the 14 United States senators who formally asked you to use your regulatory authority to require that corporations disclose their spending in elections.

SEC: Exercise your regulatory authority to require public disclosure of corporate political contributions.


adrienne ochis