February 2, 2013
Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:
Why do I have to report my political spending, but corporations don't? I'd say lobbyists and Congress people who "owe" them - but SEC can help. Please.
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.