Subject: Require disclosure of corporate spending in politics.

January 31, 2012

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Commission,

When negative information on someone or something comes our way, it's common sense to want to know if "there are two sides to the story" or if "someone has an axe to grind". Yet corporations are now able to fund the ugliest and most fanciful stories, weave them into dramatic TV ads, air them over and over under a fox-in-the-henhouse SuperPac disguise and never have to show their smirking faces. Does that make sense in a democracy? Obviously not but since a politicized Supreme Court has made it legal, the question is, "What can we do about it?". The only fair answer lies with you and actions that the SEC may take to help keep government "of the people, by the people and for the people". Please act to help save our democracy and our country!


Robert Taylor