|Received:||11/27/2004 7:53:46 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The proposals are unacceptable and frankly unjustifiable. Calls delivering recorded messages are unacceptable, because you cannot tell a recording 'take me off your list'. The current arrangement is adequate for American businesses. They can learn how to cope with it, instead of seeking to impose even more on the time of American citizens. The Direct Marketing Association's members are not entitled to our time. They're smart, they can figure out new ways of making a buck without annoying the American citizen. If they're trying to use recorded messages, then they can't even claim to be doing this to preserve jobs! What is their justification? What's the problem with the people in Washington? First we have Congress trying to make it illegal to fast forward through previews on a DVD, now you're trying to weaken the very successful no-call list. You work for the American citizens, not for the wealthy lobbyists, not for the Direct Marketing Association. Get it straight. Get your priorities right. Don't forget who you are working for. It's not the DMA.