Subject: File No. S7-07-13
From: A. Renee Hamilton

September 24, 2013

The math is too difficult? Excuse me? You are telling me that corporations that rake in billions can't afford to hire analysts to calculate this, that it's "too hard"? Wow. Sorry guys, we just don't buy it!

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.

Thank you for considering my comment,

A. Renee Hamilton

Vancouver, WA