|Received:||7/6/2006 6:37:25 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:My wife and I have been an IBO with Quixtar for approximatley 10years now. During that time we have grown both personally & financially, in our business and it has helped me with by career as a law enforcement officer. In regards to the proposal: 1) Having a 7 day waiting period helps no one. When you buy a home, a car, a boat, anything, you don't have to wait. Americans everyday buy things THEY WANT, thats freedom. Could you imagine going into a clothing store, finding an outfit you like and then the clerk saying "ok, come back in 7 days", think of the damage that would do to the economy. 2) When it comes to providing references we do that as it is but the list is people in my organization. If I was to give a list of local people (1 near me is my line of sponsership, the other is another group), it is possible that my prospect would join another group. That is not right nor fair for me or anyone in my organization. Also, when I go to Vons for groceries, are they required to stand at the door and say "here are some references", NO they are not. 3) As a police officer, I (in the past) have been accused of racisim, stealing, & brutality. All of which were unfounded, why? Because that is the nature of the beast in California, but am I required to drive around with a sign that says "This officer has been named in 3 law suits against the County", NO. When you walk into a Chevy dealership, does the salesmen say "Hi, welcome to Chevy, weve been sued for faulty brakes 3 times in the last 2 years" NO. Why? because more offten than not, the accusation are false, but its easier for big business to just pay the person off then pay big attorney fees to fight a small case. 4) As far as disclosing actual dollar amounts earned, Yes we give prospects a general dollar amount that can be made monthly or yearly because with so many ways to make money, there is no set amount to the penny. Also, by disclosing what I make, would make a prospect feel thats what they will make which is not true. The prospect could make more (or less) based on their work ethic, not mine. Why limit a person, its call Free Enterprise for a reason. 5) Fincacal statement disclosure that would be impossible. The income I have been able to add at my work based on what I have learned from this business can not be calculated. On the other end, its called the Fourth Amendment. The government is required to get a search warrant to pull my finacial statements, yet now the government (FTC) is telling me to give them out freely to strangers. It just makes no sense and is not needed. I understand the need to protect our citizens from con-artist and fraud, but in closing let me Quote Ronald Regan in a speech to British Parliament in 1982 "There is a threat posed to human freedom by the enormous power of the modern state. History teaches the danger of government that overreaches: political control takes precedence over free economic growth; secret police, mindless bureaucracy - all combining to stifle individual excellence and personal freedom.". Leaders in the industry like Quixtar and Amway have always been honest and up front with the public and prospects. Lets come up with ways that help us help make America better, not ways that hinder or hold down its people. With respect, Brian Barre'