Since the Supreme Court allowed for limitless spending of money in elections, it has become paramount that the public at least know where the huge influx of money is coming from. This information is vital in order for the public to make informed decisions on the veracity of political ads.
The Disclose Act, S.3369, would require corporations, super PACs, nonprofits and unions to disclose any donations or political expenditures of $10,000 or more within 24 hours. Individuals and companies would be accountable for the ads their money buys.
If a political ad is publicly broadcast, its money source should be as well. It's a basic principle of honesty: If you criticize someone in public, stand by your belief instead of hiding behind a political organization.