Subject: File No. S7-07-13
From: Carlton Edmonds

November 30, 2013

I support Dodd-Frank rule 953(b), which strikes me as being all about the intersection of pay equity and investor value.

The 2008 "Crisis" did not have to happen. My life was changed (and the family) when I received retirement/savings statements dropping by 20/25 percent. We will never completely recover...
which mean AMERICA will never really recover.  What can possibly be wrong with having TRANSPARENT rules ... its a win-win for EVERYONE.  Is that so hard for people like you (SEC) to understand?  For once just throw a little common sense into mix, conjure up some courage and DO THE RIGHT THING. Human nature being what it is means that things happen in the 'dark' that would never even be considered in the "light"

If you do not do your  jobs who is left to protect people like me (with my growing bitterness)? Is it too much for me to ask for a little fairness and re-balancing in my favor (the 'small'
guy)?  ...the American public.

Corporation don't need protection by the SEC...they are well able to protect themselves. Help to break what I consider is a self-imposed  destructive national spiral...a race to the bottom...  and strengthen the Dodd-Frank rule  That's what makes this so crazy...we're doing it to ourselves because we're playing out the "GREED IS GOOD" comment.  If another nation tried to do this TO us we'd be beating the war drums.

Fairer pay structures mean stronger companies and a stronger economy – both of which are important to me as a consumer and as an investor.

Let play a little win-win here...and implement  a strong rule that will uphold the intent of the Dodd-Frank law.

Hoping you'll know what's right...and do it.

Carlton Edmonds

Springfield, MA