February 1, 2013
Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:
It's long past time to end secret political spending by corporations.
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.
In today’s world of instant communication worldwide and given the Roberts’ Court betrayal of the country through Citizens United, the American people MUST have immediate access to every dollar donated to a political candidate or PAC or ANY other interments which funnels monies to ALL political funds whether the money goes to a candidate, party or is used by ANY group which seeks to assist a party or candidate by a corporation or individual. We must know who is buying our politicians BEFORE we go to the polls. This is not negotiable! John Hablinski
Thank you for considering my comment.