Subject: File Number S7-33-10: Whistleblower Award Program

December 7, 2010

Dear Ms. Murphy

I just signed a petition saying:

"More whistleblowing about corporate crimes could have made the foreclosure crisis and economic meltdown less severe. Whistleblowers should never be forced or engouraged to take their concerns to their potentially corrupt bosses first: Those who go directly to the government deserve the strongest rewards and protections allowed by law."

Please SEC, do not discourage people who are only trying to do the right thing at great professional peril. Whistleblowers need all the protection they can get. It's not like they would be doing it for job advancement...

Joseph Priess
Columbus, OH