Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: Don Readhimer

May 11, 2009

Why all the fancy game playing with stocks.
As a small investor, I feel completely helpless when the "pros" tinker around with shorts and longs and derivatives and hedge funds etc. and my $300,000 retirement falls to $150,000. In my opinion the bailout should have gone to me and others like me instead of the ones responsible for the mess. Instead I am left holding an empty bag.