Subject: File No. 4-637
From: Rikard Koskela

February 1, 2013

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.

Most Americans see Wall Street as being the HQ of criminal operations. It is time to get some trust in Wall Street by requiring transparency of political operations by the publicly traded firms.

Thank you for considering my comment.

 

Sincerely,

Rikard Koskela