March 29, 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. What has happened to us to make money so corrupting of our democracy? Do we think there is no accounting for this behavoir ? I would not count on it. If not in this lifetime, there awaits many more opportunities in the next birth to learn that this will not be tolerated by the gods. You better tighten up boys and girls while you still have this miraculous gift of life.Do the right thing , think for yourselves and hold the corps accountable to the people of the USA.
Full disclosure! Sincerely, John Dohner
Thank you for considering my comment.