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.
Otherwise, we are hamstrung without any knowledge of who is supporting what or who is working for whom. Either get rid of Citizens United (which has nothing at all to do with citizens) or allow us the information we need to make reasonable choices at the polls.
Thank you for considering my comment.