October 9, 2008

To whom it may concern:

I think the time has come,actually long overdue, when the SEC must take strong action in curbing the abuses that "shorting", especially naked shorting is having on the average individual and the economy in general. The greed and abuses taking place should have been addressed before and makes one think that the SEC is supporting this behavior with complete disregards for the individuals who have worked a lifetime only to see their savings and retirement accounts shrink abyssmally while a select group of wealthy people continue to reap rewards at the expense of everyone else. WHAT ARE YOU DOING! Please stop these abuses immediately!

Richard Sickmen