|Received:||6/6/2006 6:47:51 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:While the proposed Business Opportunity Rule may be purportedly for the purpose of combatting fraud and prohibiting other acts of unfair or deceptive practices, it will actually put an unfair burden on an entire segment of our society that depends on a direct sales business for its livelihood. Many people in direct sales have life circumstances that make it difficult, if not impossible, for them to work in public jobs. The involved, unrealistic requirements stated in this proposed Rule would prohibit these same people from engaging in the direct sales business and thus they would probably have to look to the taxpayers for sustenance. There are already numerous laws in effect that regulate the direct sales field and, if enforced, should eliminate the fraud and unfair or deceptive practices alluded to in the proposed Rule. There are plenty of opportunities and resources for a proposed recruit to check out what is told to them without government imposing yet another complicated rule to discourage entrepreneurs. I am asking my elected representatives to kill this proposal. Thank you.