From: Daniel Conford
If for legal purposes corporations are people, then personal contribution disclosures and limits should apply. At minimum, corporate donors should be required to disclose to whom they gave and the amounts. Only by shedding light can we see if these donations are effecting policy as many believe they are.
The SEC and its commissioners should continue to work on a rule requiring political disclosure from public companies, in the interests of their shareholders. Businesses should not be empowered to use backdoor political channels like nonprofits or associations to do their political bidding, and shareholders have a right to know how executives are using company resources for political purposes — especially if those purposes are against shareholders' interests.
Daniel ConfordSaint Louis, MO