|Received:||11/27/2004 7:22:07 PM|
|Organization:||University of Arkansas|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I do not want to receive pre-recorded messages. I was initially very excited when the do-not-call list was brought into effect, to me it is very rare that the government is ever able to do anything so beneficial and non-controversial. Everyone I know would oppose allowing pre-recorded messages, and I believe almost everyone in the country save for a very small special interest group would oppose this. If this amendment goes forward, it would be a clear example of the government bending to the will of corporations while ignoring a very clear mandate from its people. Nobody like telemarketers. These days they are as likely to be calling from India as from Tulsa, so I don't buy the idea that allowing these calls will stimulate job growth. The argument for job growth is particularly weak for pre-recorded messages, where only machines are being employed.