From: Glenn Fieldman, Ph.D.
Both shareholders and the general public have a right to know how, and how much, corporate money is spent to influence elections. Corporate-funded "front groups"--"Citizens for Apple Pie" deceive voters as they are intended to. Corporate-funded non-profit organizations with similarly designed names do the same thing. So that my siblings and I would become critical thinkers, my parents always said, "consider the source. Without informtion about corporate spending, we can't consider the source and therefore we can't really make informed judgments. Without information about corporate political spending, shareholders cannot fully evaluate their investments. SEC, please let some sunshine in and beef up disclosure requirements for corporate political spending.
Glenn Fieldman, Ph.D.Brisbane, CA