April 28, 2012

Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

Dear members of the SEC.
The American public is being overwhelmed by the endless smear campaigns which are in-large funded by corporate donors, these lie based attacks are making the people disinterested in the political process altogether and the Citizens United ruling by SCOTUS is making this problem even greater. The common citizen of the USA is losing hope that his or her voice means anything against the loud voice of a corporation or a union group. Without limitations on their influence the election process is hardly fair. Please help us regain the feeling of importance in the American political process so that more people are involved in helping run this country and not some agenda oriented corporate entity. History has shown us what happens when restrictions and regulations are removed large profit driven companies will stop at nothing to maximize their profits whether that means shipping jobs overseas or finding and implementing the use of loopholes or if needed monetarily supporting governmental candidates if they are willing to advance their agendas...

I am writing to urge the SEC to issue a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their political spending.

Both shareholders and the public must be fully informed as to how much the corporation spends on politics and which candidates are being promoted or attacked. Disclosures should be posted promptly on the SEC's web site


Dmitriy Tkachenko