Subject: up tick rule

February 2, 2009

I am 74 years old and have had my retirement cut in half because the shorts pushed the price of stocks in my account down, down and down. How can I trust the stock market when the insiders with tons of money provide No benefit to America and seek only their own profit at the expense of the average working class American who played by the rules and never hurt anyone to benefit my family. Thank You, Bob Daniele