Subject: Don't let corrupt Republicans destroy our country!

January 31, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

Right 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.

Corrupt Republicans are bought and paid for by corrupt special interests. These corrupt Republicans then pass laws that pay back the special interests and 99 percent of the American people get the shaft.

Republicans have said that their agenda is to make President Obama a one term president. To accomplish this goal they have tried to sabotage our economy thinking that voters will blame President Obama and a Republican president will be elected. The Republican downgrading of our credit rating and refusal to pass the President's jobs bill is part of this sabotage of our economy.

Republicans now have an extreme, dangerous, culture of corruption that will greatly harm our country. They are no longer the moderate, common sense party of President Eisenhower but rather a far right, fascist organization whose real constituents are the super wealthy, Grover Norquist and other corrupt special interests who bribe corrupt politicians. Their tactics of fear, hate, religious bigotry & false propaganda are clearly not the American way but they have used phony wedge issues to fool the most ignorant and bigoted Americans into supporting them. They have also proven to be extremely incompetent. We must all work together to stop this. It is clearly time to clean House (plus Senate, White House & Judiciary) by voting responsible Democrats to replace corrupt, incompetent Republicans.

Progressives and Independents won in 2008 because they turned out in high percentages. In the 2010 election Progressive and Independent turnout to vote was only around 40% so corrupt Republicans took over the House by default and the sabotage of our economy began. Some Progressive and Independent voters sat our the 2010 election because they didn't get everything they wanted but politics is the art of compromise and you never get everything you want. To win in 2012 we must have the turnout by Progressives and Independents at the rate we turned out in 2008 or better. President Obama will give those famously inspiring speeches and set forth an agenda that we all can get behind and soundly defeat corrupt Republicans in 2012.


Joel Carlson