Subject: File No. SR-NASDAQ-2006-013
From: Jack R Smith
Affiliation: IT Professional

December 23, 2006

You people are crazy. The market is too closed already. As you eliminate transparency you weaken the very base of the US capital markets. Please do not allow the NASDAQ system to increase the charges for stock quotes. America is pricing it's self out of international exchange markets and this is one more reason our financial system is becoming uncompetitive. I am drawing the line at this additional expense and will not pay for it.

If this is approved I will contact my representatives in congress and demand they investigate the SEC for criminal collusion with these new publicly traded exchanges (CME,NASD,ICE).

J.R. Smith