Subject: File No. 4-637
From: Gary J. Jones

January 16, 2013

Securities and Exchange Comm.

Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.,

Corporations are not people, my friend! Well, if they really are, then they sure can be quite Horrible, Ignoble, Despicable and Evil especially when they HIDE what they're doing. There, I just coined a new acronym, for what it's worth.

I’m writing to urge the commission’s prompt approval of rules requiring public disclosure of political spending by publicly-held companies. Disclosure is vital to the SEC’s responsibility to ensure that investors have the information they need to make sound decisions about when and where to put their money. Shareholders also 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.

Sincerely, Gary J. Jones