The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00792

Submission Number:
00792
Commenter:
Todd Crawford
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
As a divorced father of three living on a teacher's salary, Airbnb has given me the opportunity to help pay the bills in such a way I cannot begin to tell you. Living in Ithaca where the hotel costs are so high, I provide a less expensive, but higher quality experience for my guests. I go above and beyond to serve my guests. In return for a less expensive room, my guests have extra money to spend in the community at restaurants and local businesses. It not only helps me out, but the entire city of Ithaca benefits from it. My guests love it too! Airbnb is an amazing organization that is always there for me and my guests. This type of enterprise is accessible to any homeowner trying to make ends meet in a tough economy. I pay taxes, but it's worth it to me and everyone involved. Thank you for taking the time to read this rave about Airbnb and what is does for my family and community.