Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

March 21, 2012

It's a no-brainer that the influence of corporate money on our electoral process is poisonous to the very foundation of our country, and that the Supreme Courtís ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission was at least similar to treason.

You know it in your bones, if not your hearts and minds.

You also know that issuing a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their political spending would barely scratch the surface of a "fix" to this outrageous situation. However, since it would risk your too much "transparency". and thus give democracy too much of a chance, your plutocratic masters would whack your pee-pees if you issued such a ruling, and I say that you have not the cajones to endure that.

I dare you to prove me wrong, but I am not holding my breath.

Jim Wells

Eugene, OR