Sent: February 4, 2013
Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

February 04, 2013

Dear Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission:

It's long past time to end secret political spending by corporations, by anyone.

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.

As an individual, I value my privacy, but I make political donations and openly stand by my decisions; as long as corporations are people, they should be held to the same standard, and if at some point citizens united is overturned, corporations should still be held to the same standard that individuals are held to.

Thank you for considering my comment.



Joseph Palin