|Received:||6/16/2006 7:06:10 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:Arleen A. Armantage, Ph.D. Sunrider Independent Distributor June 16, 2006 RE: Business Opportunity Rule R511993 Federal Trade Commission/Office of the Secretary Room H-135 (Annex W) 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20580 Dear Sir or Madam: I oppose the proposed Business Opportunity Rule R511993. I believe that rather than protecting the public from ":unfair and deceptive acts or practices," the proposed rule would unfairly discriminate against my ability as a Sunrider Distributor to sell Sunrider products, and would violate the public's consumer and privacy freedoms. Specifically, I oppose the following parts of the proposed rule: 1. The seven-day waiting period, 2. The release of litigation information even when the company was found innocent, 3. The requirement of references/disclosure of a minimum of ten prior purchasers. I have been a Sunrider Distributor for over 15 years. Originally I became a Sunrider Distributor because: 1) I wanted these high-quality products for myself and my family; 2) I wanted to help others by making available to them these high-quality products; and 3) I wanted to develop a source of income for our retirement years. Now that my husband and I are both 66 years old, our plans for a secure future depend upon being able to continue to work and grow our business. I appreciate the FTC's work in protecting consumers, and understand that there are fraudulent groups out there. Unfortunately, the FTC's proposed rule would unfairly target the legitimate direct selling businesses. Thus I urge that the FTC not implement this proposed rule. Sincerely, Arleen A. Armantage, Ph.D.