Subject: File No. SR-NASDAQ-2006-013
From: andrew a smith

December 21, 2006

It is my opinion that access to any and all market quotes should be available to the public free of charge. This is just another step in the ongoing incestuous relationship between the Wall St. brokers and their lackeys(NASD, NYSE,SEC, FTCC, etc.) And once again the public marketplace becomes even more of a vehicle of manipulation for the benefit of Wall St. and the detriment of the investing public. While the "street" gloats over RECORD profits and RECORD bonuses($26 BILLION?), John Q. Public gets skewered once again. Greed run amuck. Corruption out of control. You all MAKE ME SICK And I,m sure that these new fees WILL be waived for the big institutions for obvious reasons.
If there is ANYTHING I can do to help Schwab fight this(I have 30 years experience in this business) please let me know. Andrew A. Smith