Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: diane ellis Chanfrau, ms
Affiliation: interior designer and investor

May 6, 2009

bear raids drive out the avg. investor. we need enforcement, a level playing field and confidence that the rules will be enforced. short sellers are manipulating the market at the expense of the avg. investor and now the taxpayer since we have to finance the collapse. hedges and exchanges want volume over fairness. the sec must admit the error and change the 07 decision. this is not a game. it is a retirement plan and encouragement to individuals to take responsibility for that plan. rules for the elite to manipulate do not encourage individual responsibility or confidence. DO THE RIGHT THING FOR AMERICANS