September 24, 2012
Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.,
To the Securities and Exchange Commission:
Corporations are not people. I am a person.
And I am most distressed by the Citizens United Supreme Court decision that allows corporations to make unlimited--and anonymous--donations to political campaigns.
The American people have no idea whose money (and, therefore, whose hidden agenda) supports some of the most vituperative, mean-spirited, just-plain-nasty political campaign "commercials" that have deluged the airwaves. Some are so blatantly offesive that they cannot be watched by thinking people.
I urge the SEC to force publicly-traded corporations to disclose publicly any spending done on behalf of political campaigns.
Rep Lee Terry (R-NE) does not want to see this happen. Neither does Sen Mike Johanns (R-NE). They apparently oppose transparency in campaign funding. I've told them they are wrong and should be ashamed. They don't give a flying rat's patootey because they don't listen to their constituents.
Hopefully, you at the SEC are listening and are prepared to take action.
With the utmost respect, I thank you for considering my comments.