Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: George R. McNeil

May 5, 2009

I am a retired registered representative and branch manager. I would like to see short selling illegal. Failing that, the least you can do is re-instate the up-tick rule. It is absolutely impossible for anyone to deny the lack of this rule had no effect on the market. If anyone does not like a stock: don't buy it.