From: Leahy for Senate on behalf of phil st.clair Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 8:56 PM

Subject: Require disclosure of corporate spending in politics. 4-637

(sn# 1073)

January 31, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

Right now, Super PACs don't have to disclose their unlimited corporate donations. That means they can keep the public in the dark about who's funding the attack ads that bombard their TV screens daily.

That's why I'm joining with the 14 United States senators who formally asked you to use your regulatory authority to require that corporations disclose their spending in elections.

SEC: Exercise your regulatory authority to require public disclosure of corporate political contributions.

It appears to those of us who think rationally, reasonably, logically and honestly that between the obvious ACTIVIST Supreme Courts "Citizens United" decision and the lack of real "Election Reform" coupled with "Deregulation" which means to allow the WEALTHIEST CROOKS TO POLICE THEMSELVES (which has been proven to be a FAILURE of biblical proportions ), a Tax Code that allows the WEALTHIEST PEOPLE AND CORPORATIONS to get tax cuts that result in them PAYING NO TAXES on top of that they somehow end up getting a big fat TAX REFUND, you've got to wonder what is the so called conservative party really up to. To save this Republic and the Sovereignty of this Great Nation we call the United States of America, we absolutely have to start by over turning "Citizens United" or " Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad, 118 U.S. 394 (1886)", where the Supreme Court recognized corporations as persons for the purposes of the Fourteenth Amendment (otherwise known as the Corporate Person-hood case). Like the man on TV said ," I'll believe corporation are people when Texas hangs one. Also, we desperately need Election Reform, Tax Reform and to get so far from deregulation that we actually have corporations and banks that actually have to run an honest and fair business that never cripples the worlds economy again. Thank You


phil st.clair