February 27, 2012
I am tired of corporations buying elections! I am tired of Congressmen taking bribes and calling it campaign contributions! I am more than deeply concerned about the influence of corporate money on our electoral process. I am appalled that five crooks on the Supreme Court can rule in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that publicly traded corporations can spend investorís money on political activity in secret. For judges to say that money is speech is so dumb tha a fifth-grader would know better. To equate corporations to people is even dumber. If a corporation is a person then Mitt Romney raped and murdered Kay-Bee Toys and a bunch of others.
I am writing to urge the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their political spending.
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 SECís web site.
Thank you for considering my comment.