|Received:||11/27/2004 2:20:01 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Do NOT allow further loopholes in the do not call registry. Prior to the registry my telephone was a curse, not a convenience. It was not unusual to receive 20 or more soliciting phone calls / day - at my home. Just because I may buy a shirt at sears (for example) does not mean I wish to invite prerecorded telemarketing spam back into my home from sears and all its affiliates. Do NOT weaken the call registry. The telemarketing industry has proved itself to be abusive, intrusive and both unable and unwilling to police itself. Do not allow these people access to our homes and busisnesses again. The do not call registry is probably the single most popular, non- partison piece of legislation enacted during the Bush administration. I am shocked that you would even consider dismantling it. The fact that you only take comments by computer is offensive - you should have toll free telephone numbers also. All americans who own a telephone do not have access to a computer. I understand that should you allow the loophole to pass. I will be "allowed" to opt out of receiving telemarketing calls if I object. I hope I will not have to opt - out on a call - by -call basis on the hundreds of unwanted calls, I anticipate. This proposed loophole will largely negate the do not call registry. The proposed loophole will only benefit the telemarketing industry - to the detriment of the american people - do NOT allow it to pass. I can only assume that a computer only survey and short holiday comment period are a result of the paid telemarketing lobby - what a stench- I am fowarding my comments to any and all legislators. Thank you.