Subject: File No. S7-07-13
From: Hector Mendez

September 26, 2013

I’m writing in support of a strong Dodd-Frank rule 953(b).

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.

They are enforcing economic slavery off the blood, sweat, tears, hopes, and dreams of all their employees just to grossly increase their unjustified ridiculous wealth which they had no problem doing the mathematics in accomplishing that goal.

Thank you for considering my comment,