February 2, 2013
Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:
I believe in you as a citizen appointee of our government to do the right thing be hard headed well reasoned and logical in your decision making. The whole idea you would get this far says volumes about your goodness and fairness. Please help us! :^)
Our whole democracy is turning into a kleptocracy. There are people that cannot even vote in the state of Wisconsin giving millions of dollars sight unseen to candidates that will not listen to the people who follow the ads and vote for them. These elected officials listen only to the wealth y lobbyists and companies that give them money. Then they let the companies write the legislation in our state with out any mention of what that money is for or where it came from.
A company may not cast a vote but they have speech rights? Oh Phooey! Make Each company confess to us and their corporate boards what they spend every cent on and and why. Then we can boycott and protest rally to but the spot light on their injustice and the elected officials they (buy) prop up.
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.
Thank you for considering my comment.