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."

It certainly occurs to many of us that STRONGER PRO-WHISTLEBLOWER RULES might have prevented the largest robbery in our history. Not one person on wallstreet or in the mega banking empire came forward to warn the rest of us that the financial ship was sinking! With such an overwhelming imbalance of power and money in their favor, how will we ever keep em honest?

Nancy Haseltine
Fort Collins, CO