The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01226

Submission Number:
01226
Commenter:
Twila Willis
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Dear Madam/Sir: Airbnb and hopefully other short term rental services in the future will help our, one full time family income pay the ever increasing property tax burden. I love Airbnb's trust and safety and messaging tools that help me get to know the people, we choose to share my space with. Often neighbors who's friends and family want to stay near by and get to experience the local offerings. Doesn't this keep money local. Airbnb and other short term rental services are an important option for families in America to earn extra money. This is how I plan to have retirement income. As Social security is uncertain. And it is difficult to save for future. Reminding them that the guests who stay in Airbnb listings generate sustainable, local economic activity that supports the small businesses in communities across the country.