|Received:||11/27/2004 11:54:15 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The recent political campaign is a perfect example of why we should not open the Do Not Call program to allow pre-recorded messages into homes. Political parties already have the proposed exemption, and, as we had the distinction of being a so-called battleground state, both parties used that exemption to absolutely bombard us with unwanted pre-recorded messages, extolling the virtues of both Mr.Kerry and Mr.Bush. They were unwanted, annoying, and, worst of all, unstoppable. A preview of things to come ???? In the existing Do Not Call setup, penalties are possible for individual violations, by talking to the person calling you, getting their phone number, and reporting them. Questions ...How do you penalize a computer generated message sender?? For those families desiring telemarketing information, I believe an Opt-In plan would work well. Put the onus for pre-approval on them, and please let the majority of us who are enjoying the benefits of Do Not Call continue to enjoy the relative peace and quiet. Thank you for the opportunity to express my thoughts.