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."

Transparency of information regarding the dubious activity of large institutions is vital for the public to make well-informed decisions on economy and government. Information is the true source of power and it must be wielded by those responsible enough to make a positive change in our world.

Steven Ruiz
San Juan Capistrano, CA