Subject: File No. 4-637
From: William Ponder

May 9, 2013

Dear members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:
I urge the SEC to issue a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their political spending.
The Supreme Court has ruled that money is speech, a blatantly stupid assertion as stupid as corporations are people (ever see a corporation in jail?). However, at the very least both shareholders and the public have a right to know who is speaking, how much money the corporation spends on politics and which candidates or causes are being promoted or attacked. At the very least shareholders have a right to know how their money is being spent. Disclosures should be posted promptly on the SEC's web site.
Thank you for considering my comment.

William Ponder
Rock Island, IL