Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

February 03, 2013

DEAR MEMBERS OF THE SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION,

WHEN IT COMES TO THE SPENDING OF MONIES FOR ANY TYPE OF POLITICAL AFFAIR/AGENDA/CAMPAIGN/EFFORT/ETC., THE SHAREHOLDERS MUST BE KEPT INFORMED AND I THINK THAT SHAREHOLDERS SHOULD BE VOTING ON WHETHER TO GIVE MONEY TO POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS, ETC. RULES REGARDING DISCLOSURE TO SHAREHOLDERS OF SUCH MATTERS SHOULD BE REQUIRED BY OUR U.S. LAWS TO BE WRITTEN INTO THE SHAREHOLDER AGREEMENTS OR WHATEVER THE GOVERNING RULES ARE CALLED FOR COMPANIES AND SHAREHOLDERS IN EACH COMPANY. PEOPLE MAY NOT WANT TO OWN SHARES IN A COMPANY THAT RUINS THE ENVIRONMENT OR BUYS VOTES.

COMPANIES THAT ARE ON THE PUBLIC TRADING FLOOR HAVE THEIR TAX ACCOUNTS AND BOOKKEEPING OPEN TO PUBLIC VIEW. POLITICAL SPENDING IN ALL OF ITS FORMS SHOULD BE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS EASY TO FIND IN THAT PUBLIC ACCOUNT, NOT HIDDEN FROM THE EYE OF ITS SHAREHOLDERS AND THE PUBLIC UNDER LITTLE UNDERSTOOD ACCOUNTING CODES. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MILLIONS AND EVEN BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. THAT SORT OF MONEY BEING SPENT ON POLITICS SHOULDN'T BE HIDDEN FROM THE SHAREHOLDERS NOR THE PUBLIC EYE.

THOSE AMOUNTS OF MONEY MEAN THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT BUYING AND OWNING POLITICIANS OR THEIR LOYALTIES. IT IS OBVIOUS THAT DISCLOSURE SHOULD BE REQUIRED. IT IS OBVIOUS THAT IT NEEDS TO BE WRITTEN INTO THE LAWS IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT CAN NOT BE TAKEN AWAY, ABUSED OR NEGLECTED.

I WANT TO KNOW WHO OWNS MY POLITICIANS, SO I CAN DECIDE WHETHER THEY ARE ACTUALLY WORKING FOR THE VOTERS OR FOR THEIR BIGGEST COMPANY DONATORS! HOW MUCH MONEY A COMPANY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO DONATE SHOULD BE SOMETHING FOR BOTH SHAREHOLDERS AND PUBLIC LAWS TO DECIDE, NOT THE LEADERS OF A COMPANY.

MONEY AND POLITICS SHOULD BE MORE SEPARATE SOMEHOW.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION TO THIS IMPORTANT ISSUE AND MY COMMENTS.
CHERYL BOARDMAN

Sincerely,

Cheryl Boardman