Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: Richard Rose

May 5, 2009

Dear SEC,

Many companies have been driven down unfairly because of mass shorting by hedge funds. These hedge funds work in concert with each other to drive certain stock prices down for there profit and the SEC sits around doing nothing about this. This in part has hurt individual stocks and the stock market in whole. Why is the SEC allowing this happen? If your really tuned into the market and what people are saying on the street you'd fix this problem by implementing a decent up-tick rule.

Mr. Richard Rose