Subject: File No. 4-581
From: Mike Scanlin
Affiliation: hard working american

May 5, 2009

Please reinstate the uptick rule. It's bad enough that the majority of the trading is by institutional pools of capital they don't need special provisions to manipulate prices as well...

Bringing back the uptick rule will restore confidence for the average retail investor that they have a chance and are playing on a level playing field.

Thank you.