September 24, 2013
I’m writing in support of a strong Dodd-Frank rule 953(b).
These gouging greedheads need to exposed - and then stopped. The obscene amounts they're being paid are STOLEN from the rest of us. Their salaries & stock options should be listed, along with the DJ, Nasdaq, et al, on the daily financial pages of every major newspaper - in print and online.
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,
Terry SmythePortland, OR