From: Patricia Denton
EVERY DAY WE HEAR HOW CORPORATIONS AND POLITICIANS ARE MAKING BACK ROOM DEALS AND HIDING FROM THE PUBLIC. IF THERE IS ANY INTEGRITY LEFT IN OUR GOVERNMENT, THERE SHOULD BE NO HIDING FROM PUBLIC VIEW. OF COARSE, WE KNOW THAT THERE IS SO MUCH DECEIT THAT NO ONE IN AUTHORITY CAN BE TRUSTED WHICH ACTUALLY MAKES ME QUESTION WHY I AM WASTING TIME ON THIS NOW. WE ARE LOSING RESPECT AROUND THE WORLD, NOT JUST HERE AT HOME.OF COARSE IF OUR PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON HAD AN HONEST BONE IN THEIR BODY, NONE OF THIS WOULD BE NECESSARY. IT'S A JOKE WHEN THE PRESIDENT OR CONGRESS CRITICIZES OTHER COUNTRIES AS IF TO SAY THAT ACTIONS HERE ARE ALWAYS TRUE AND EVERYTHING IS FOR THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY. I AM TIRED OF THE LIES AND NON DISCLOSURES. WE HAVE LOST ENOUGH AND SOON THERE WILL BE NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE. THAT'S WHEN PEOPLE ARE TRULY DESPERATE AND THERE WILL BE NO FORGIVENESS.
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.
PATRICIA DENTONWatsonville, CA