Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: Thomas W Aldredge

May 15, 2009

Shame on you for even asking this stupid question. The real question is why did the SEC make the change right at the beginning of what was certain to be a market decline and are now TALKING about fixing it while big money covers shorts and reloads long positions. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out. There are lots of big money investors, politicians, regulators, market makers and main stream media folks that should be in prison. You all shafted your fellow countrymen and the country as a whole.