February 2, 2013
Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:
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.
As a stockholder, I find it very offensive that a corporation in which I own stock can even choose to contribute to the campaign of ANY politician. Part of that's my money. If I want to contribute, that should be my choice, not the choice of the CEO of Board of Directors.
Thank you for considering my comment.
Sincerely,David L. Hanson