Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

February 1, 2013

Dear Commissions:

As a citizen and a socially conscious investor, I can think of no reason why the corporations created by government action should be allowed to secretly donate money to political candidates or organizations. There are, of course, numerous considerations of good governence and shreholders rights that argue that all such contributions should be disclosed to the public, at the speed of business, as they say, which to me means searchably on the web within 24 hrs of any such donation. Please act to prevent the abuse of corporate power and corruption of the democratic process.


Michael Ratner