April 28, 2012
Dear members of the Securities and Exchange Commission: Oh gee, if you can actually require publicly traded companies to disclose the money they spend on poilitics, by all means DO SO! I own stock, I want to know what the companies I own stock in spend their money on. I find that to be a monetary figure as important as any of the others on the financial statement. I feel so disinfranchised as it is regarding our so-called democratic society - meaning, the awful Citizens United supreme court decision. It's obvious that the average, and even above citizen cannot compete with the wealth of the corporations in any given election. But, with your help, I would at least like NOT to own stock in a company that is NOT of my political persuasion. So, I therefore urge the SEC 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 SEC's web site.Thank you for considering my comment.