March 28, 2014
I am deeply concerned about the influence of corporate money on our electoral process.
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.
Corporations should never have rights above actual citizens, to deny taxpayers their rights to know and continue to be totally unaccountable. Terribly dangerous to our Country's future. The take no responsibility for their actions. We deserve to know; our Forefathers would die all over again from broken hearts. They set this entire Country up, devoted so much to make it completely clear, the US must always operate for "We the People". We have never been ignored as with this 113th congress; and during the past 14 years.
Shame on all; we even allow corporation to write their own legislation.
A crime against the United Sates of America. Where is a Disclose Act???
Please; we need to at the very least know where our information comes from. The electoral process has been fouled and corrupted by keeping US Citizenry in the dark.
A heart broken old lady US citizen who's family goes back 300 years
Thank you for considering my comment.