|Received:||11/28/2004 10:34:52 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:While I understand the necessity of telemarketing and other forms of advertisement in sustaining the media and upholding our consumer culture, being constantly subjected to the intrusive annoyance of telemarketing is clearly against the wishes of the overwhelming majority of Americans. The Federal Trade Commission is responsible for ensuring the strength and efficiency of the American economy without restrictions that harm consumers. While telemarketing can be said to benefit producers in some way, and therefore strengthen the economy, I maintain that telemarketing is a "bad" to the majority of consumers, and therefore something that consitutes a type of harm to consumers. This in mind, I would like to firmly state my opposition to opening any loophole to allow any type of telemarketing to Americans who have clearly stated that they do not wish to be bothered by telemarketing in the future. I would also like to push the FTC and the government to fulfill their general mandate as protectors and representatives of the people to enact greater controls on spam and other undesired form of advertising, things clearly undesired by the majority of the populace.