|Received:||6/11/2006 10:43:56 AM|
|Organization:||Home & Garden Party|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I am against these new rules and regulations. I am married with two children and we have very low income, we can barely afford our place if living. Working in direct sales is the best opportunity for me and I am very proud that our compnay is very honest--that is the main reason for joining. I think your NEW Business Opportunity Rules could negatively affect our potential recruits. Here is a list of reasons I am against this new Act. 1. The required disclosure and earnings statements and the required list of all distributors who have cancelled their distributorship in the previous last two years may cause the sponsoring process to become cumbersome and difficult. 2. These requirements may create unnecessary alarm and concern about the legitimacy of the profession and the business opportunity to prospective distributors. 3. The proposed seven day waiting period between receiving the disclosures and enrollment would likely cause a potential distributor to lose their enthusiasm for joining the company. 4. The costs of complying with the requirements would increase expenses to the company which may be passed on through the selling price of goods or services we offer. 5. In fact, the very nature of this ruling is evidence that the FTC does not truly understand that the vast majority of distributors conduct business ethically and honestly every day and that such a ruling threatens the livelihood of these individuals. 6. Is it right that the more than 13 million independent distributors be wrongfully penalized because a very few people have caused the FTC to look negatively at our profession? No! Please reconsider what you are trying to do. There is a reason so many people are against it. Thank you for your time.