Subject: File No. 4-637
From: Thomas Motes

June 23, 2013

Since the Citizens United decision, super rich multinational  corporations have been free to spend unlimited amounts of money influencing our elections for their own benefit.  Worse, they can do it in the dark.  This cannot help but twist our democracy into something else, where the voices of actual ordinary people are drowned out by powerful corporations pushing an agenda which is usually not aligned with the interests of the American public.

Given that we are stuck with Citizens United until it can hopefully be overturned, we at least need transparency in corporate political spending to keep any semblance of democracy in this country.  Corporate donations need to be publicly disclosed, starting as soon as possible, and the SEC has the authority to require it.

Thank you for considering my comment.

Thomas Motes

Beeville, TX