|Received:||12/7/2004 7:20:54 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:To permit unrestricted, unwanted, annoying solicitation telephone calls, simply because they are recordings rather than a live person, is outrageous. It completely negates the quality of life rights finally granted to the American public. It does not matter whether or nor you hang up on a person or a recording. What does matter is the inconvenience of receiving unrestricted irritating telephone calls at all hours. This is tantamount to harassment. It is unconscionable for the government to first recognize and ease the plight of the harassed public, then turn around and open a loop hole which slams the door to our relief. It is an insult to all Americans and demonstrates that our government is, once again, not for the people but, rather, for the interests of a private sector business lobby. Do not permit this travesty. Keep the do not call concept strong and do not allow unwanted solicitation telephone calls just because they are recordings.