I have not seen any comments by Don Bright on the proposed 01.-0.25% tax on financial transactions which would of course include stock trades. This is surprising because I guess it would wipe out many of his traders, or at least make all of them much less profitable. It seems that the proposed tax would significantly harm the profitability of his business. I respect that Don has his reasons for keeping his thoughts to himself and has the right to act as he sees fit at the appropriate time. So if he does not respond to this open letter I will understand. Having said that, I would be interested to hear Don's thoughts on this proposed tax. He is recognized by the media (including the WSJ which sometimes cites him) as a key player in this industry. He has access to the media and could possibly give a voice to all of the traders who are threatened by this. WSJ editorial? On the other hand, maybe he isn't concerned because he envisions an exemption for brokerage firms which would drive more people to prop trading? Finally, I understand that this proposal is just now starting to pick up steam, so the time may not yet be ripe. However, the WSJ has now taken up the topic in its Saturday article.