|Received:||11/27/2004 12:16:39 PM|
|Organization:||Community College of Allegheny County|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Since enrolling in the Do Not Call Registry, my wife and I have enjoyed our reprieve from telemarketers interrupting our time at home with their endless and unsolicited sales pitches. I personally think the Do Not Call Registry is a much-needed and highly effective use of our government to support the Supreme Court's rulings that a person's home is his/her castle, and that he/she has the right to be left alone. My understanding of left alone means just that: left alone. After putting in place this much-needed and highly effective registry, it seems so wrong, in apparent response to pressure from the telemarketing industry, for the government to turn around and allow the spirit of the legislation to be trampled on by a simple change by the industry in their delivery system, from a live human being to a recording which never gets tired, can make thousands if not millions of calls a day, giving the identical pitch, interrupting even more people than when the humans made the calls. If it is a good idea to tell the humans Do Not Call me, then it is an even better to tell the recordings, Do Not Call me, either. I am sending a copy of this comment to Senator Specter and Senator Santorum.