The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01055

Submission Number:
01055
Commenter:
Tanya Ruanova
State:
Arizona
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Hello, My name is Tanya and I would like to share how Air BnB has been an amazing opportunity both as a guest and a host. I love to use Air BnB when I travel because I love to meet and interact with the locals of the place I am traveling. The experience is so much more personal and rich when when you can allow yourself to share and connect with strangers as I have all over the country and US. As a host, I have been awarded the opportunity to do the same for other travelers. My boyfriend and I live together. Hosting on Air BnB has allowed us to pay off our credit card debts and the focus on our student loans. Our income from our jobs barely covers living expenses, and without Air BnB, we would remain stagnant with our debts. I believe this lifestyle has allowed us to experience unique situations and has been a huge support in the lives of individuals. I would prefer to have my money spent to a local, hard working individual than a corporation, and I would appreciate if I was not taxed so ridiculously high for renting my property. Thank you.