Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

February 2, 2013

Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:

Before Americans encourage the spread of democracy in the world, we must first consider the disreputable state of democracy in our own country.

Democracy is supposed to represent the voice of the people, not the guy with the most money who can manipulate a law maker with threats of non-support.

PLEASE put an end to the Citizens United maneuvers. Secrecy is a terrible threat to democracy.

Mary Jane Taegel, Houston


Mary Taegel