|Received:||11/28/2004 8:21:23 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I object to the proposed change that would allow pre-reocrded messages to me with companies that I already have a relationship with. I object to the need for me to have to opt-out. 1) I don;t want more junk voice mails than I already receive--they are basically spam and as such are highly objectionable. Pre-recorded messages=junk faxes and spam. they are unsolicited on my part and waste my time. If they are on my voice mail, I have to wait until they are completely finished to delete them. 2) Since they are unsolicted by me I object to my having to contact them to "opt-out". 3) I don't care if the proposed changes are intended to bring the FTC rules in lines with the FCC rules. I don't think the FCC should be allowing pre-recorded messages either. They simply allow companies to ANNOY us their customers. 4) I think that both the FTC and FCC SHOULD have the primary obligation of protecting us the citizens from the unwanted intrusions of corporate America into our homes. I would like to see the NO CALL list expanded to protect voters before, after, and during the election season. I resented the calls asking me to support either party or to come hear one candidate or the other speak. When the FTC can persuade Congress to extend NO CALL legislation to all political parties and PACs 24/7-365 , then and just them I might-maybe possibly be willing to consider the proposed changes by the FTC in a more positvie light. A better user of taxpayers dollarss would be to stop creating loopholes and start creating an enviornment that respects individuals rights.