|Received:||7/17/2006 11:08:34 PM|
|Subject:||Business Opportunity Rule|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 437|
Comments:I find it ludicrous that another attempt is being made to severly limit a viable business opportunity that is available to all that are mentally stable to follow established procedures that will enable one to experience a proven business program. After 7 years of operating our business, safeguards clearly are designed to ensure that guarantees are in place to offset the practices of malcontents that will always be among us to derail efforts of those that are ethical. Once again, do not penalize those that continue to act responsibly and do punish those that seek to dishonor our efforts. The proposals that have been advanced clearly do not segregate the two. Quixtar has demonstrated in these many years its willingness to abide by a Conduct of Rules/Standards that many other "Business Opportunities" fail to hold themselves accountalbe to. Whether it be the low cost of admission to enlist into the program, or the 100% guarantee of products, to the validity of the Marketing Plan and clearly stated average income figures which are a result of one's efforts(called WORK), one can be assured, that tools are in place to encourage participation in an honest way. I find it infantile that the proposals as outlined overtly discriminate subjugation to suggested guidelines that are not even found, or required, in the world of employment. This country is still one based upon the foundations of Free Enterprise. How can it be assumed that any type of business ownership automatically subverts those that participate to be dishonest, unethical, and conartists? Resist the temptation, however great it is, to shackle the conduct of IBO's that are making a difference for so many people to experience a way to profit honestly by current standards that have been in place from those that differentiate from the suggested requirements that severly curtail ANY opportunity to see results. I was never held hostage to the practices of "Waiting Periods, Earnings Disclosures, and Financial Substanstiations" as pre-requistes for my career or conditions for me to be gainfully employed for 30 years of distinquished service and now successful retirement. My response is clear: refrain from micromanaging a business that is not in need of repair, and use your resources and my TAX money to disenfranchise those that continue to pervert Free Enterprise in general, and Quixtar in particular. Spend time analyzing those that have utilized the system properly and have built their success upon a foundation of principles that yield long-term benefits for all that are involved, from those that subvert any and all forms of guidelines for their own illicit gain. I am confident that the responses you are recieving will reveal this truth. For any of these enlightened proposals to take hold effectively, they will only engender MORE of such regulations in the future as they breed more unto each other. History has indeed revealed this among our government agencies and regulatory bodies. Our courts have mandated previously that the Quixtar is a viable business good for the overall marketplace. It has only policed itself to become a better program over time that affords an opportunity to those willing to work within the mandates that it governs itself by. May the FTC be an example to follow by other agencies in differentiating what an operating atmosphere is supposed to be like and dispell any notions that such proposed regulations only reinforce an environment for failure.