Subject: File No. 4-627
From: john b lyons, mr
Affiliation: retired federal manager

May 6, 2011

given lighting trades, the amount of time to cover short sales is way to long.
short sell traders colaborate on small float stocks and depress prices for np reason.
the future of middle class stock ownership rests on you ability to curtail the abuse of short sales either by placing a limit on the amount or the time for cover or both.
you the SEC must do something soon