Subject: File No. S7-07-13
From: Dan Portincaso
Affiliation: Assistant Professor of English

October 28, 2013

Please enforce this part of the law. It is vital that the public know the ratio between CEO pay and the pay of regular workers. Income inequality is higher now than it has ever been before and it is dismantling our country. Keeping the ratio undisclosed at worst encourages shameful greed on the part of executives and at best keeps them in a bubble where they don't understand how the rest of the country works. Democracy can only take place when society operates with transparency. Any vote to keep this ratio from being seen by the people of the United States is a vote against democracy and a sane future for our country.