Subject: File No. S7-25-99
From: Michael L Jones, CFPR

January 20, 2005

I am requesting that there be a complete withdrawal of the propsal that Brokers be exempt from the Investment Advisors Act. It is only fair and equitable that the general public be safeguarded from misrepresntation that invesment advisory or financial planning serivces are being offered on an incidental basis. I do not believe that there can be anything incidentail when holding oneself out as providing financial consulting advice.