|Received:||11/27/2004 1:51:22 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I vehemently oppose the proposed modification in the current "do not call" regulations. To a great extent, it defeats most of the purpose behind the existing legislation. It also seems bizarre for a person who has paid for phone service to be placed in a position not only to face intrusions but also to have to respond individually to each company in order to prohibit additional calls from that single organization. Lastly, pre-recorded messages are even more offensive than calls from some human. At least with a human, you can have the modest satisfaction of venting some anger (even though the callers are typically poor, ignorant, inarticulate slobs who are enduring a rotten minimum-wage job). With the advent of recorded marketing, these creatures will be out of a job--and probably added to the welfare rolls.