February 2, 2013
to the Securities and Exchange Commission:
It's ridiculous that such vast sums of money can effect legislation without there being any kind of accountability; it's 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 (who might not agree with the the causes their money is being put to) 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.