Subject: Require disclosure of corporate spending in politics.

January 31, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

The selling out of America continues. The SEC has been underfunded for years, because of the influence of major corporations, brokerages, et al. It is ethically wrong, and should be legally wrong, to allow corporations to function as private citizens -- but private donations must be disclosed -- that's a contradiction right there. 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.


Frank Gardner