From: Robert Simpson
Sent: July 8, 2016
Subject: S7-06-16 comments

Now look, guys.

You should at least put forward the illusion that we live in a democracy. Corporations will do what they want to do no matter what. They own you. They own me. They own the government. But, it least try to maintain the illusion of a just society. How about it? Humor everyone. It may just put off the revolutionary riots for a couple extra years.

I'm writing as a member of the public and a retail investor in response to the SEC's request for comments on S7-06-16.

Investors deserve to know the ways corporations are buying elections, polluting our environment, affecting our economy, and more. And while corporations have little to no accountability to even their shareholders, disclosure is one solution that requires companies to consider the consequences — and the interests of their shareholders — before making decisions that affect their shareholders and regular Americans.

It's time for corporations to be honest with their investors and the American people.

Public corporations should at a minimum be required to:

1. Disclose their political spending.
2. Disclose their oversea tax payments, country-by-county.
3. Disclose their sustainability plans.

We need to end the secrecy and give investors the information they deserve.

Robert Simpson

Friday Harbor, WA