March 26, 2012
Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act ("Volcker Rule") gave you specific guidance to write a rule that places strict limits on proprietary trading and ownership of hedge funds/private equity funds by banks. Unfortunately, your proposed implementation of the Volcker Rule creates a number of loopholes that can be exploited by banks.
We ask that you close down those loopholes and be faithful to the elected leaders of this Nation and the guidance they gave you in the form of Dodd-Frank Section 619. Further, between now and July 21st, 2012, the banking industry will send its loyal army of lawyers to lobby you to try to dilute your current draft of the Volcker Rule.
I join Occupy the SEC in requesting that you faithfully and strongly implement Congress's intent when you draft the final version of the Volcker Rule.
Please stand up to the banking lobby and protect the people, and not the banks.
I am required to place my entire financial future in the hands of the stock market by IRA and 401K regulations. PLEASE wrest the control of our common destiny back from banksters, so the true purpose of the financial system may resume; namely the investment in and growth of the nation, before the economic damage and transfer of the vast majorities' savings to the few inordinately wealthy proceeds even further. Privatized, concentrated benefit hedged by socialized risk transferred to the public is not just nor a basis for a successful nation. Remedy this perversion or the future is bleak.