Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

January 14, 2013

Securities and Exchange Comm.

Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.,

It's simply unfair competition when individuals have consciences and spend their own money supporting their preferred candidates. When a corporation board can decide secretly to spend unlimited amounts of money to support one candidate and/or slam another, and pass the costs on to their unwary customers or investors. That's clearly wrong. They have undeserved influence, especially on matters affecting environmental quality. What in the world is SUPREME about the same five justices who consitently favor corporations over the people they are supposed to lead with such crucial decisions? Shareholders have a right to know how companies in their investment portfolios are investing that money, particularly when the spending falls outside the company’s normal business activity.

Thank you for considering my comment.


David W. Orr