|Received:||11/27/2004 6:55:20 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Firstly, the entire point of my submitting my name to the national 'do not call' list was to prevent 'Direct Marketers' (otherwise known as pests or annoyances) from being able to call my phone number. It makes no difference to me whether the noise coming out of my telephone is prerecorded or the voice from a college student trying to pay off school loans I DO NOT WANT SO CALLED DIRECT MARKETERS CALLING MY PHONE NUMBER! I strongly urge the FTC to not adopt the amendment to the TSR. I also find the amendment changing the language of the TSR to "measured over a 30-day period" rather than a "measured per day per calling campaign" a loosening of the law that is not in line with the initial goals of the act. I again strongly urge the FTC to not adopt the amendment to the TSR. Government must be responsive to the needs of its clients, the people of the United States, and as the overwhelming success of the Do-Not-Call-List shows, the people of the United States wish for their government to protect them from the predatory marketing practices of the Direct Marketing Association; do not forget this.