Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: Harry J Hillegonds
Affiliation: tradesman

September 24, 2009

As a small investor nothing irks me more than money made (stolen) by illegal short sales and the now legal short sales with no uptick rule.
It needs to be stopped today.
It is nothing more than big money stealing from the investors.
Note: Traders, hedges funds are not investors anyway. Why give them an opportunity to take money out of the system while they try and ruin our pension plans and retirement accounts? Ruin business for a short term trade?