The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01202

Submission Number:
01202
Commenter:
Michael E. Jones
State:
Michigan
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
what about zoning, what about insurance - will their homeowners insurance cover the renters?,what about taxes, what about fire code? We do not fear competition when all are paying the same fees, taxes, and following the same Codes and laws and dictates of the Government, paying the onerous insurance rates to protect and indemnify the Public. Continue the "Sharing Economy" as it is being called and legal tax-paying and tax-collecting businesses WILL go out of business because we cannot survive with non-tax-paying, non-tax-collecting entities siphoning off our business. They can charge lower rates because they are not paying fees and taxes and insurance. They are not being inspected and paying the inspection fees. Close down the legal businesses and watch the revenues needed to support government dry up. The "Sharing Economy" is not sharing with the government.