From: Leahy for Senate on behalf of Phyllis Burton Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 3:55 PM

Subject: Require disclosure of corporate spending in politics. 4-637

January 31, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

It is abominable, embarrassing as a US Citizen,, and horribly unfair that only those with the most money are heard in our government "for the people" Only when the poor and the middle class get equaly lobbyist representation will there be a democracy or even a meritocracy in America. I am quickly losing even the memory of what the US used to be. It is a coast-to-coast Walmart with only one capitalist theme, Keep the working poor on the consumer treadmill; and to keep an abundant supply of poor people to keep the most wealthy comfortable." The GOP debates are the most boring reality TV eer seen, a disgrace and an embarrassment to the human race. Please send New Gingrich to his 51st state on the moom. And someone please come up with a plan instead an attack. Keep these creatures out of Obama's way and let him get on with business!

Right now, Super PACs don't have to disclose their unlimited corporate donations. That means they can keep the public in the dark about who's funding the attack ads that bombard their TV screens daily.

That's why I'm joining with the 14 United States senators who formally asked you to use your regulatory authority to require that corporations disclose their spending in elections.

SEC: Exercise your regulatory authority to require public disclosure of corporate political contributions.


Phyllis Burton