The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00423

Submission Number:
00423
Commenter:
Cathy Pappert
State:
Montana
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I love the airbnb concept. It is something that helps the "little guy". I do not feel taken advantaged of in the least. I do not do instant book so I have control of who I agree to share my house with. I have people from all over the US and the world. I believe it helps give America a "good reputation." It is almost always a win win and the review system works. I made enough to pay my property taxes and I do pay state lodging fees and sales tax. I hate to see the big hotel lobbyist get so much control they shut this down. I remember watching a show about a country in Central America where a citizen could not sell a cow without the central government's ok. Please do not go too far down that road.