February 3, 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 STRONG, LOOPHOLE-FREE-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.
This action on your part might somewhat restore public confidence in true reform of the SEC. Trust in support for the small guy -by your agency is sorely lacking considering the OUTRAGEOUS decades of regulatory abuse and vast corruption that you allowed -such as that of the Bernie Madoff rip-off.
This bite out of the awful Citizens United ruling is the very least you could do to restore some political voice to American citizens damaged by the corrupt practices of the SEC.