Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

January 18, 2012

Please require publicly traded corporations to reveal their political spending -- both lobbying and contributions. I am especially concerned about corporate contributions to the entities created by the Citizens United ruling. These contributions should not be made in secret.

It is impossible for middle class people like myself to contribute enough to those politicians we support to offset the influence of corporate money. However, at least if we know who is behind the money being spent by the PACS we can understand their bias.

Thank you,

Elaine Best

Santa Fe, NM