Subject: File No. S7-07-13
From: Joanne La Barre

September 24, 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.

Secrets cause distrust in any organization.  Investigate and publish names of those who reap huge financial benefits and keep the average employee at low pay rates.  How much does any person need off the backs of the working class? 

Thank you for considering my comment,

Joanne La Barre

Norfolk, NY