February 3, 2013
Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:
It can only raise suspicions about what business leaders are trying to hide when they are unwilling to disclose - even to their ostensible owners, their stockholders - the money they are putting into political campaigns and work, and for which candidates and issues. You speak for the American people; it is both imperative and long past time to end secret political spending by corporations. Please act consistently and forcefully to require disclosure consistently and in all meaningful ways.
So I strongly support the SEC issuing a rule in the near future that would require publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their spending on political activities.
Both shareholders and the public deserve to know how much a given corporation spends on politics (directly and through intermediaries), and which candidates are being promoted or attacked.
Thank you for considering my comment.