From: MARG CHAUVIN
I am responding to the SEC's request for comments on S7-06-16.
Every citizen of the USA has a right to know how corporate money is infgluneing our government. Are the companies in which I invest buying elections? Does this gross influence allow them to pollute our environment, mismanage our resources, and manipulate laws regarding employees?
As a shareholder this information is hidden, as a public citizen it is deemed none of my business. Really? Don't tell me to not invest because 1) it is the American way, 2) I must provide for my future and a savings account is not sufficient return on the investment, and 3) investment is beneficial for most everyone.
OK, how about requiring companies to publish political and influence peddling donations? If it is disclosed to the shareholders then the board must address the investors best interests and explain their actions.
Public corporations should at a minimum be required to disclose their political spending., domestic and foreign. I do not want to fund politicians with whom I disagree nor do I wish to fund foreign governments.
Please give investors the information they deserve.
MARG CHAUVINCRESTVIEW, FL