|Received:||6/14/2006 8:21:29 AM|
|Organization:||Kick It Up Marketing|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:Dear Sir or Madam: I am writing this letter to express my stong oppostion to the proposed Business Opportunity Rule R511993. I understand that it is the responsibility of the Federal Trade Commission to protect the public from "unfair and deceptive acts or practices,"but the rule as proposed would make it very difficult for me to operate my business as a Shaklee Independent Distributor. Furthermore,I'm afraid that this would disuade new people from signing up or buying my products because they would be worried about identity theft but also their privacy.I have been in the business with Shaklee as a distributor for a year now.I have used their products for over 10 yrs. now.Originally, I became a Shaklee Distributor because I love the Company's nutritional/personal care/household products and wanted to earn some additional income working from home. Now my family depend upon this extra income for our livelihood/to supplement our budget.While I appreciate the work of the FTC to protect consumers,I believe this proposed new rule has many unintended consequences for direct sellers and that there are less burdensome alternatives available to the agency to achieve its goals. Thank you for your time in considering my comments. Daisy T Roach.