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.

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.

I am tired of the constant barrage of attacks on this country by the corporate mindset. They don't pay their fare share in taxes. They get tax breaks, move jobs overseas then raise the CEO salary. Perhaps if they were not so greedy and more patriotic we would not be in this situation. They take the money they make from selling us stuff turn around and use it against us to support political cronies in office who then turn around and give us judges and legislature which gives corporations more rights to pervert democracy and destroy the environment. Disclosure helps but we must Overturn corporation rights.



tracey swanson