March 28, 2014
I am deeply concerned about the influence of corporate money on our electoral process.
Everything is currently rigged in favor of the big money interests in this country. That's not the country that ten of thousands of citizens gave their lives to protect. instead of a democracy we are living under the thumb of a small group of very rich and powerful people, that's not democracy! We have the power of the vote but a large number of citizens would rather cut off their legs than let the Progressive Democrats win elections, they are willing to give up their freedoms just to support the Tea party and the Republicans aka "Corporate Puppets" I will not just sit back and allow this country to continue to be ruled by the few. I will not sit back and allow these criminals to destroy the planet so they can make billions of dollars. Like me there are millions of citizens who are not going to allow this to continue to happen. In particular, I am appalled that, because of the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, publicly traded corporations can spend investors' money in secret.
I am writing to urge the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their political spending.
Both shareholders and the public must be fully informed as to how much the corporation spends on politics and which candidates are being promoted or attacked. Disclosures should be posted promptly on the SEC's web site.
Thank you for considering my comment.