Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: Jacqueline C Whittton
Affiliation: CPA

May 5, 2009

The uptick rule should be reestablished. Short selling-esp naked short selling, has made the US market nothing more than a gambling parlor, and allowed terrific manipulation and destroyed the market and any security that investors ever could feel. Why pander to these interests? Somebody is getting paid off.