Subject: Comments for File Number S7-12-11

May 23, 2011

Iím writing because my family and I were affected by the economic collapse of 2008, and we donít want it to happen again.

Wall Street greed and outrageous pay practices were a major cause of the collapse. One way to change the incentives so they donít collapse our economy again would be to delay the bonuses for three, five or more years. That way, weíll know if the loans they made in year one remain good. In the bad days, bankers paid themselves on the volume of loans (mortgages) they generated, not on their quality.

This is turning into a nation of rich elite folks at the top with the rest of us paying their way and barely able to feed ourselves!

Thank you for considering my comment,

Catherine Blair