Subject: File No. 4-637

February 2, 2013

Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:

The following is polite - believe me when I say, "I'm not inclined to be polite after your total failure to regulate anyone or thing since 2000 and perhaps before. So read this and get with your job description not the requirements of ALEC or the posse of unseen lobbyists."

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.

 

Sincerely,

Thomas Odegard