|Received:||7/17/2006 4:36:02 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:Re: Business Rule # R511993 Dear Sir or Madam: I am writing in opposition to the above-referenced rule. There are many aspects of this proposed rule that I feel need to be addressed, but may I mention just a couple. 1. Retirees - As a person age 72, my home-based business has allowed me to have some income over and above my very meagre social security earning. As a retiree, I cannot manage on a fixed budget. If these proposed measures were imposed, I would be unable to obtain new customers, and for any new ones that I could obtain, the waiting period would jeapordize the sale. Many people my age who are in need of the product that I offer are not going to have the patience for a waiting period, and many need the positive affects of the product now. 2. Stay-at-home-moms - As we are seeing a trend in the US at this time for moms to stay at home with their children, or to home-school them, this industry is available and helpful to them to earn money in "off-hours," or when it fits into their flexible schedules. Our country has a huge work force of people in this category whose lives would be negatively impacted by this ruling, Thus, I ask that you consider the impact on retirees and on stay-at-home moms as you consider the impact of the millions of people depending on this industry for an income. A third group of people are those individuals and families who cannot make ends meet, who cannot live on what they are earning. This industry encourages entrepenaurs who are not afraid of work, who are willing to go the extra mile to make ends meet and pay their bills. Will you withold that opportunity from them?? Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Marilyn E. Stevens.