|Received:||7/12/2006 12:03:08 AM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I attached my comments last night (tracking number 522418-07505), but I just have to make one additional comment, if you will permit. At some point, a person must take responsibility for his or her own decisions. Some of our laws and our legal system seem to promote the idea that if I make a bad choice, somebody must be to blame (and not me). This is the thin line you are walking with this proposal. There are legitimate businesses that some people should not sign up for, because it is too much work. There are illegitimate businesses that no one should touch because they do not provide a product or a service at a fair price or they do not pay their partners/suppliers. It's the second kind of business that the law should go after. Otherwise, I have little sympathy for the person who thought they could get rich easy. Let them learn the lesson. Companies lie all the time when they hire people. Schools lie all the time when they recruit students. Even the army has been known to lie to its recruits. To make lying illegal is pretty tough - but to set up recourse, such as money-back guarantees on business tools, fees and inventory is reasonable. Thanks for listening - and best wishes in your efforts here. Let me know if I can help any other way.