|Received:||3/22/2004 11:59:30 AM|
|Commenter:||Peter Vanderh Haeghen|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
I think this is a waste of time and tax dollars. The "no call" telemarketing efforts are the best example of why. Since I "signed on" I've gotten 10 times more telemarketing calls than I did before. Make that work first before you tackle something really tough. Signing on only gave the telemarketers a new target. Also, this is a form of restraint of trade -- we get junk mail from the USPO and it's ok -- why, because someone paid the USPO for the right to inundate my mail box. Stop that first. I don't like spam, I get hundreds -- but it's better than more government interference and uniforceable rules. Like the waste basket, I can "delete" the spam. But with Spam, I don't have to carry it to the trash can. Besides, sometimes there are products I'd like to buy. My guess is "non-profits" and "political machines" will be exempt again. The folks that are complaining the most are the ones who can really control it - the service companies. They see government control as a way of charging for "legal" spam. Get out of the business -- its screwed up enough without more Congressional inerferance.