February 4, 2013
Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:
Corporations shouldn't even be allowed to pour money into our elections - now they want to hide those donations. THIS IS KILLING OUR DEMOCRACY. We must have full disclosure so that we, the people, can make informed decisions when we vote and who we support.
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.