April 10, 2012

Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

Greetings SEC:

I am submitting this email as input and comment on File # 4-637. I believe it would be in the best interests of the taxpayers of the United States if all publicly traded companies were required by law to disclose ALL of their political spending. I include money spent on individual lobbyists, lobbying firms, direct political contributions, contributions to political parties and contributions to Political Action Committees and Super Political Action Committees.

The current lack of regulation in this area allows for a totally opaque inordinate exercise of influence on our political system.

Thank you for your time and attention

William L. Bushey
MSC Ship’s Boatswain
USS Frank Cable AS-40