The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00381

Submission Number:
00381
Commenter:
Bruce Ding
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I am 67 years old. My wife is 63 years old and she does not speak English at all, so she is jobless. I am working in a PC company as warehouse worker who has the lowest wage. We have to make ends meet every month and almost can not pay the mortgage. Sometimes we have to depend on the support from our daughter who is in China. Airbnb is giving us new life. By renting one of our two rooms, not only can we pay our mortgage easily, but also we are having saving for our future life. We heard some cities want to stop Airbnb, this is totally wrong. We pay the tax for earning from Airbnb, and Airbnb helps us improve our life. We are sharing the social sources and make more independence, which helps whole society and world. It should be expended and not be limited or stopped. Airbnb gives us more confidence, more freedom, more independence, and better life. Why not?