May 12, 2015
The revolving door between financial firm executives and government employment is a blight, on what is left of U.S. democracy. After failing so miserably in the Madoff scandal and the 2008 financial meltdown, the SEC could salvage some its reputation by fulfilling its duty to protect investors and promote the public interest. Issuing a rule requiring disclosure of political contributions by publicly traded companies would be a small step with significant impact.
It's disgusting enough that consumer profits are used against citizens but to hide, from shareholders, whether their money is being used to run a business or to run election attack ads, is a blatant disregard for humanity.
Please place a rule on the unified agenda by the end of May 2015 that will require disclosure of political spending, as laid out in file number 4-637.Linda Bricker