The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00831

Submission Number:
00831
Commenter:
Yusuf Saleeby
State:
South Carolina
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Would like you to know that our sharing of space in our home via FlipKey and Airbnb helps pay our daily living expenses such as contributing to the mortgage, utilities, & food bills. Airbnb for example has set up a very nice system where potential guests are certified and validated, building trust and safety help hosts get to know the people they choose to share their space with. Airbnb is an important option for middle class families in America to earn extra money. It also is an affordable option for those traveling for business and/or vacation. AirBnB and FlipKey users generate sustainable, local economic income that supports the small businesses in communities across the country. Please consider these facts when legislating on the "shared space" businesses. Respectfully, JP & Sharon Saleeby