March 21, 2012
As an investor/stockholder, as an employee,and as a citizen I am asking for the SEC's help.
Please require publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their political spending.
I need this information. I need to know how a corporation is spending my invested dollars, especially dollars directed to election campaigns. The reasons include:
--it is my money. Pretty simple
--it is a way to compare options on: How much of my money is being used for such funding and to whom is it being sent may be the deciding factor in which company I invest or in which way I vote for spending of funds in my retirement plan
--I want to know if a company is using my money against me (ie. for campaigns which are running on platforms in opposition to my best interests)
My investment strategy is not one of ignorance nor blind faith.
If I do not have this information (and I do not), I aminclined to vote against all business-related political agenda. this is not a threat or blackmail. It is a fact. Not knowing is not in my best interests.
It is also not in the best interests of this democracy. These corporations have a fiduciary responsibility to the US public. It is your, the SECís, right and responsibility to protect the best interest of us all. Now.
Thank you for considering my comment.