September 24, 2013
I’m writing in support of a strong Dodd-Frank rule 953(b).
Please do not cave in to corp. lobbyists!! Listen to us, the voters, the consumers, and the ones who are alarmed and deeply concerned that corp. exes. are running this country! They've made more money since the recession began than before. So how is that possible? I can only think it's because they once again took advantage of the circumstances and laid off workers, did not increase salaries (EXCEPT THEIR OWN)--and then blame everyone else except themselves. ENOUGH! I think exes whose pay ratio is out of whack from their employees are the real WHACKOS. Obviously, if they can't even manage to live high on, say, $10-million a year, they don't know how to manage and shouldn't be managing a company. No wonder our economy suffers. It feels as if all of us are just supposed to work for any pay at all so the great, and ridiculous business tycoons can control us and live way beyond anything rational. Also, there are those, i.e. Koch family, who want everything their way regardless of ruining our environment, just so they can earn more money. Then they turn on the country by trying to buy political power that they couldn't earn on their own when one of them ran for office and lost. I doubt the this county's pioneers, and founders had the Koch brothers in mind as their idea of how to be a democracy.
Please, use your power to correct this unfair system. Be heroes! Support workers, consumers, and voters.
Disclosing corporate pay ratios between CEOs and average employees will discourage the outrageous and reckless pay practices that fueled the 2008 crash.
Knowing which corporations heap riches upon their executives while squeezing struggling employees also will be a useful factor for me when considering which businesses to support with my consumer and investment dollars.
I am aware that you are under intense pressure by business interests to weaken or abandon the rule. Do not give in. Instead, weigh your duty to protect investors and the American public against the self-serving interests of those seeking to undermine this rule.
Thank you for considering my comment,
Audrey BrownellPhoenix, AZ