|Received:||6/9/2006 10:02:13 AM|
|Organization:||All Natural HealthWorks!|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I have been involved in direct selling through a number of companies over the years...Nature's Sunshine, Mannatech, Enrich, Tupperware, House of Lloyd Toys and Gifts, Discovery Toys...and more. I have a disability, and these companies have offered me the opportunity to work out of my home and help my family get by. I'm not able to hold a regular job, and this type of selling has let me be my own boss, and work my hours around my own health care demands. Much of my customer base has been people in similar situations to mine...People who are glad to have someone to show them there is an easy way to help raise yourself up out of a seemingly hopeless financial situation. I've used these businesses over the years to help people...including myself and my family...friends as well as total strangers from faraway...to gain independence from having the chance to stand on their own. PLUS...I sell things that help lift people up! Like herbs and like educational toys!!! Why would the government ever want to interfere with something so positive as this? I understand there are dishonest people and businesses, but can't that be said of any trade? I believe this puts a bad light on the entire industry, which in my mind is not at all fair. This will make things so complicated and difficult, too, that I'm quite sure it will be a deterrant to people...I will no longer be able to tell them how easy it is, because now this is making it hard. The disability I have is traumatic brain injury. I'm not really looking forward to more paperwork...Especially not paperwork that's going to cost me money in terms of opportunities lost. Direct selling is what has been helping my family survive. Thank you for hearing me out.