|Received:||6/17/2006 9:26:42 AM|
|Organization:||Independent Consultant for the Partylite Corporation|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:Dear Sir/Madam; It has come to my attention that you intend to make it more difficult for people to become independent salespeople by creating the ‘‘Business Opportunity Rule, R511993’’ The proposed Business Opportunity Rule would prohibit business opportunity sellers from failing to furnish prospective purchasers with material information needed to combat fraud and would prohibit other acts or practices that are unfair or deceptive within the meaning of section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act. As an Independent Consultant for the Partylite Corporation, I feel confident in stating that it is not needed. All I needed was to meet a few women who have been doing this for a while. I seen that they were happy with their decision and that was all I needed. I don't need to call 20 references and frankly, I don't have the time to research it. If we were to delay the registration of new consultants (such as myself) the enthusiasm that helps encourage one to sign up would decrease. I understand that you are trying to protect people from fraud, but perhaps you could protect them by simply monitoring the actions and then enforcing the laws that are already there. Perhaps if the punishment were more strict, there would be less instances of fraud to begin with. How many people are out on the American streets today who ended up with Probation or Pre-Trial Intervention after they've defrauded someone? If you worsen the punishment, I tell you, they will be less likely to do it. But for the American working-class citizen trying to get ahead in this world, you seem to make it more difficult. Holding us back, time and time again. You will have better results if you make it easier to prosper, but increase the punishment for those who are too lazy to work for it - for those who simply want to sit back and practice the art of fraud. I'm sure that you will not take my statements seriously, but my opinion is worth the time of stating and worth the time of reading. Therefore I state that I do not agree with the ‘‘Business Opportunity Rule, R511993’’ and I think that you should find another way to fight fraud, but still allowing those who choose to work hard an easier access to do it. Believe it or not there are people here in America that do not wish to remain in the poverty level and are willing to work at changing that. Stop the ‘‘Business Opportunity Rule, R511993’’, start helping us help ourselves and increase the punishment for those who are too lazy to.