|Received:||7/7/2006 11:53:40 AM|
|Organization:||PartyLite and Homemade Gourmet|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I'm completely against this ruling for the following reasons: 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 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 our 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. 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. 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 your thoughts to pass this ruling and realize how negatively it will impact distributors and hard working people who are just trying to make an honest living. Thank you.