February 2, 2013
Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:
Transparency is a necessary component for a healthy democracy.
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.
I deserve to know if any of MY money is being used to oppose MY political choices. And YOU deserve to know if any of YOUR money is being used to oppose YOUR political choices.
Please bring light to these processes.
Thank you for considering my comment.