|Received:||7/5/2006 12:17:36 PM|
|Organization:||Vemma Nutrition Program|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:While this may be well-intentioned, in reality, it is unduly restrictive to legitimate home-based businesses that keep the 'cottage industry' momentum in this country going strong. Corporate America is not what is used to be and, after 30 years in it, I prefer to work from home where I can give quality time to my husband, family, church, community and take care of my own personal health needs. By burdening my ability to conduct legitimate free enterprise, this measure would limit my income and growth after significant time and investment effort has been made. Seems it would be better to more strongly and consistently enforce fraud laws and crack down on those hurting MY business through dishonest measures. I have even reported two such 'scams' to the Attorney General's office in Washington and in Oregon states, only to have nothing accomplished. No sanctions or punitive measures or consequences were received by the offending company and its parties after de-frauding at least 40 people out of $4,000+ each. I'm sharing information and a truly life-changing organic nutritional product for $60/month, with NO membership fees, NO investment required, and NO pressure for anyone to do anything they do not want to do. The product works; for me and thousands of others. Why make it harder for honest businesspeople to do business together? For those who are disabled or need to be home with their children or caring for elderly in their home, home-based businesses are a Godsend. The additional income keeps America's commerce in motion and continues the great opportunity that started America's "fair trade" practices over 200 years ago. Legitimate home-based businesses are today's 'cottage industry' and with all due respect, our U.S. government needs to ENCOURAGE legitimate home-based businesses and continue to receive the BENEFITS (more income = more tax revenue for U.S.) from those of us working hard to achieve the American dream from home. Three of my distributors have autistic or severely challenged children. Home-based business is the only way these moms can support the needs of their children and be home to raise them and care for them properly. Several other distributors have been recovering from strokes and major medical setbacks, yet they have income because of home-based business strategies. What about their rights to engage in free enterprise without the burden of excessive restrictions? What about protecting their rights to conduct legitimate commerce from those who are dishonest, fraudulent, and take what does not belong to them? Seems the government would be better served by protecting today's 'cottage industry' participants and encouraging increased consumerism as a result of the income generated and the taxes paid therefrom than to discourage, burden and make untenable the opportunity to pursue the Ameican dream. Thank you for your kind attention.