The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01325

Submission Number:
01325
Commenter:
Ehsan Partovi
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I'm a 34 year old host on airbnb. I'm a general contractor [REDACTED] I have not been able to do physical work for the passed 9 months and the only thing that helps me make ends meet is renting my apartment on airbnb. If I did not have his I could not even pay my property tax. Airbnb not only has helped me get back ony the feet but it also has helped millions of middle class citizens and small business owner by making traveling more affordable to NYC . My guest would simply can't afford traveling here if they had to pay for a hotel so millions of dollars that are brough an spent here from all over the world would simply end of in another county if airbnb is not supported. Please help us keep brining turists to our beautiful country and bost our economy by providing a safe place and a pleasant experience for our guests.