Subject: File No. 4-637
From: Rory Athearn

February 1, 2013

The Citizens of the United States of America Do Not Want Any Cuts to Social Security by an Enormous Margin when the question is asked directly and honestly; it is Over 3/4 of All Americans who want no Cuts to Social Security yet this seems to be completely irrelevant to Republican Office Holders and the Large Corporations and the Very Wealthy Who Have Bought Their Influence to near complete control. This is WRONG.  Secret Donations pushes Our Country even further away from being a Democracy and continuing to change Our Society into Plutocracy.  This Is Not Democracy and You Must Choose To Do What Is Best For the Vast Majority of All Americans Before, and not after, Large Corporations and the Very Wealthy Who Own Them. 

Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:

It's long past time to end secret political spending by corporations.
So I strongly support the SEC issuing a rule in the near future that would require publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their spending on political activities.

Both shareholders and the public deserve to know how much a given corporation spends on politics (directly and through intermediaries), and which candidates are being promoted or attacked.

Thank you for considering my comment.



Rory Athearn