|Received:||7/8/2006 10:58:38 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:Re: Rule # R511993: Trade Regulation Rule on Business Opportunities Free enterprise is right. Every prospect considering a business opportunity already has access to all the information he or she needs to make an educated decision. Prospects can talk face to face with business contacts, call toll-free numbers, do internet checks, call the Better Business Bureau or pursue a number of other private sources already in place. When I look at a new business opportunity, I'm smart enough to ask questions and discern right from wrong. I know what's right for me and my family. Sometimes I'll take a risk, knowing it might not work out, but that's OK. That's part of the learning process. That's free enterprise. I go into it knowing what I can afford. Some people spend their money eating out and going to movies. Others spend their money trying business opportunities. Both are personal decisions. The FTC proposal to intervene in the individual's right to make personal decisions is a serious threat to our freedom. Increasing numbers of Senators and Congressional leaders are coming to Washington with a growing realization of the gradual erosion of our freedoms. I expect them to apply some brakes on some of the appointed runaway commissions. In the meantime, I am voicing my opposition to this proposed change. I'm all grown up now. I don't need any help with my personal decisions.