|Received:||11/27/2004 6:01:47 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The idea of using a no-call list to distribute numbers for the method of spamming people with pre-recorded annoyances is absurd! It is tantamount to back stabbing the public after they put their trust in the FTC to not allow the do not call list to be used for anything other than NOT RECEIVING ANNOYING PHONE CALLS! There is one purpose for the do not call list. Forcing companies to respect people's right to privacy. The age of door to door salemen has ended just as the age of computer to people's phones age should end. It's an out dated, annoying practice, that should die with the do not call list. Sure, I feel some empathy for the people who lost their jobs in call centers around the US, but they can find other work, just as the traveling salemen have done in our country. We should not uphold a tradition of annoyance simply because some special interest groups are donating money to people's campaigns. It's obvious that this is mearly a ploy to get the telemarketing special interest groups to donate more money to someone. This is just another example of bad politics to garner money and favor from special interest groups. This is proposed ammendment is similar to the situation where the FTC might create a do not spam list. If the FTC created a do not spam list then allowed spammers to spam the do not spam list, would this be logical, or even reasonable? No! I for one am ademently opposed to any proposed loopholes in the do not call registry. Any action taken to harm the spirit of the do not call registry is a violation of public trust.