|Received:||12/7/2004 12:59:18 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:It is very disappointing to be reminded that your 'Commission' does not consider itself a servant of the people, but, instead, an instrument for businesses to bypass the wishes of individual citizens. I just don't know how much clearer the concept of a "Do Not Call Registry" could be made, but I despair of simplicity mattering to those whose sole objective is to be sure that well-funded business interests can bypass the heartfelt attempts for privacy in our homes that the registry represents. Why not, instead, try to point out to your cronies in the business world that no one who annoys people who are desperately trying to avoid contact with them is likely to make a friend or a customer through such unwanted contacts? And please disabuse yourselves of the pretense that the fact that I have ever purchased something from a company means I ever want to hear from them again! Stop trying to find sneaky ways around the obvious wishes of the public, and help the people whose individual taxes pay your salaries (I meant your legitimate earnings) to find the privacy and peace of mind they have been struggling for. That probably isn't, but it ought to be, what your job is, as well as what you yourselves conceive it to be.