Subject: Require disclosure of corporate spending in politics.

February 2, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

In passing the Citizens United law, the Supreme Court sold our "Democracy" to the highest bidder. The continuing deregulation of banks and other financial institutions (including Wall Street) and the resultinig gross lack of accountability helped send our economy spiraling downward for everyone except the nortorious "1%" (and maybe a few 2 or 3% ers). The Citizens United law gave way to even more of an absence of accountability and has allowed the super rich and corporations to continue to rape our political system and our country's citizens - while hiding behind the Justices' robes.

It seems quite incredible that our Supreme Court could have the gall to define a corporation as an individual and to lack the intelligence to anticipate what effect this decision would have on our election process and it's destructive impact on our Democracy.

I urge the Securities and Exchange Commission to require that contributors to Super PACS be made to reveal their identies and the amounts they contribute.

MaryD. Patelos