Subject: File No. S7-25-99
From: Thomas Tavenner, CFPr

August 23, 2004

Has the Congress gone mad? PLease withdraw from consideration this bill, which is NOT in the financial investors interest, and balks at real reform, right when we are in the midst of an all-time low confidence level from the Average Joe and Josephine. It looks and smells to me like old fashioned Senatorial favoritism, and it makes me mad as hell that it is even on the agenda. Another major disappointment from those protectors of justice that we continue to vote for, year after year. Im afraid someone forgets who they work for.