Paul Atkins, former SEC Commissioner

“… a small number of political and social activist investors, unions and politicized policy groups…have embarked on a widespread campaign to force companies to disclose expenditures on political and issue advocacy.  Their carefully sterilized public posture of simply seeking ‘more transparency’ is belied by their comments to their own constituencies that illustrate their true intentions…”

From POLITICO: SEC rule on corporate political giving too extreme