Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: Louis Paley, Mr.
Affiliation: Retired Engineer

May 5, 2009

Please, please, please, make AND enforce short selling rules which are AS STRONG, or STRONGER than those which were in place until the past Administration. Allowing traders and speculators to drive down a stock by either using naked options and/or without having to wait for an uptick are unconscienceable.

I as a small investor am scared silly to invest when the market appears and acts like it is "RIGGED"