|Received:||11/28/2004 2:59:27 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:My wife and I are unequivocally opposed to the proposed amendment to the Telemarketing Sales Rule to allow pre-recorded messages to "current customers" or to anyone else, for that matter. There is absolutely no doubt that this will unleash a torrent of such calls on the millions of us who want ALL such unsolicited calls permanently blocked, be they telemarketing, fundraising, political surveying or whatever. These unwelcome and unwanted calls are an intrusion on individual rights to privacy and are, in my estimation, essentially illegal - or should be. The question is quite simple: do the FTC and federal and state government officials have the guts to stand up to the powerful and well-funded lobbies that want to continue this relentless attack on the individual rights of average American citizens? Why do you think millions of us signed onto the "no-call" lists in the first place? C'mon, folks, show some backbone!