Subject: File No. 4-637
From: Beverly J. Barrick

January 11, 2013

Securities and Exchange Comm.

Dear Securities and Exchange Comm.,

I’m writing to urge the commission’s prompt approval of rules requiring public disclosure of political spending by publicly-held companies. Disclosure is vital to the SEC’s responsibility to ensure that investors have the information they need to make sound decisions about when and where to put their money. Shareholders also have a right to know how companies in their investment portfolios are investing that money, particularly when the spending falls outside the company’s normal business activity.

While we are under the thumb of these unethical millionaires and billionaires in our elections, Europe is developing sustainable energy sources and speeding past us in health carea and in every other areas of social civility. This cowtowing to the 1% HAS TO STOP TODAY IF WE EVER TO MAKE ANY MORE PROGRESS TOWARD A WELL-EDUCATED AND EVEN FREE, SOCIETY!! THESE CROOKS NEED TO BE EXPOSED! They are indeed traitors trying to buy our government - are making laws and blackmailing represent-atives to make sure these laws get introduced and passed - all to the detriment of the American people AND to our very democracy. SEND THEM PAKCKING, but FIRST let's find out who these scumbags are!!

Thank you for considering my comment.


Beverly J. Barrick