"Congress needs to do away with short selling of stocks." Disagree..... Congress needs to keep its nose out of the market - don't we already have SEC regs? What Congress DOES need to do is educate its constituents. hasn't Congress done enough damage to housing, banking, auto manufacturing????? Point is, every law seems to be a "knee-jerk reaction" to some perceived problem (or expectation that gov't is s'posed to protect us from every possible negative thing), that ends up creating unforseen unintended consequences..... Disclaimer: not a short here, have never shorted anything, don't understand the shorting procedure, but just distrust gov't intrusion in most arenas.....JMHO F.