Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: John E McComish

May 7, 2009

I'm saddened that our stock markets have fallen into a state where manipulation is apparent. Please enact measures that will bring confidence back. Specifically, please stop hedge funds and others from dictating the market via naked short sales. The up-tick rule worked great for 70 years. Please restore it or come up with some measure that will make my retirement funds safe from manipulation and also allow small companies in America to have a level playing field.