February 2, 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.
Corporations are cutting down the sizes of their products but keeping the price the same. This makes it look like there isn't any INFLATION, but the money they make in providing less product for the same price is being SKIMMED OFF THE TOP FOR LOBBYISTS AND POLITICIANS. THE US CITIZEN IS STILL PAYING FOR THE CAMPAIGNS EXCEPT DO IT IN SECRET WE HAVE NO SAY IN HOW THE GOVERNMENT MAKES DECISIONS!
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.