Subject: Amendments to Exchange Act Rule 10a-1 and Rules 201 and 200(g) of Regulation SHO

May 30, 2009

Securities and Exchange Commission:

I am a small individual stock market investor and wish to urge the commission to rescind Rule 201 of Regulation SHO under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and to reinstate the uptick Rule 10a to prevent 'short sellers' from destroying or causing further impacts to the stock market. I heartily endorse the opinion expressed by John Cramer, 'that reintroducing the uptick rule would help stabilize the banking sector' and will certainly help instill market confidence.


Don Tardy