April 28, 2012
Dear members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:
Do you really want corporations with the ability to influence elections spending their cash freely on nasty and vile campaigns? Do we want big money CEOs and executives putting money behind candidates who will just rule in favor of corporations over regular citizens?
This is the silent scream of corporate corruption. To not disclose to the public and the shareholders the information about what these companies are doing to influence our political system is a slap in the face to everyone in America. These companies need to be held accountable for their actions. We have had enough of shadowy back room dealings that led to the collapse of Wall street, and in turn, the rest of our job market and economy.
It is time we brought these dealings into the light so that the American public can make informed and conscious decisions, in both who they vote for and which companies they patronize.
Both shareholders and the public must be fully informed as to how much the corporation spends on politics and which candidates are being promoted or attacked. Disclosures should be posted promptly on the SEC's web site.
Thank you for considering my comment.