April 28, 2012

Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

Dear members of the Securities and Exchange Commission: Just because I buy or use a product does not even imply that I know which political stacne they take on issues. Nor is my NOT being a stockholder of any benefit in learning who and what the company supports, nor if those positions reflect my interests. Only full PUBLIC disclosure will suffice. I do not want companies that hold intersts than mine free to buy political influence against me with my money.I am writing to urge the SEC to issue a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their political spending.Both shareholders and the public must be fully informed as to how much the corporation spends on politics and which candidates are being promoted or attacked. Disclosures should be posted promptly on the SEC's web site.Thank you for considering my comment.


John Blanchard