Subject: File No. DF Title IX - Whistleblower
From: Jeff M Semmerling, Mr.
Affiliation: Artist

December 15, 2010

I hear the new IRS whistleblower law has been hamstrung by sections in the IRS bureaucracy who are leery of any reform and how the new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) whistleblower law's fate hangs in the balance as final decisions are being made. This troubles me.

There are few things as important to me as the path to a less corrupt government. Protection for those on the inside who care enough to report wrongs they perceive is the most important part of clearing such a path.

Pleas do all you can to make this a viable law implemented with the teeth needed to protect AND ENCOURAGE whistle blowers.