|Received:||11/29/2004 10:09:38 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:NO!!!! Do not weaken the Do Not Call law. For the first time in years we are free of unwanted, intrusive calls during meals. Free of running to the phone for telemarker's automatic call demands, of seing my arthritic wife limping in pain to the phone for any call other than from our children, grandchildren or friends, free of climbing out of the tub when expecting a call about a sick relative or a service person only to receive a sales pitch. On November 3rd, 60 million people voted for George Bush and he was re-elected president. In the last year 65,000,000 people voted to be free from telemarketers calls. I am angry that the FTC is even considering changing that mandate from American citizens. If we could fire the FTC leadership directly for even considering this we would do so. Further, we will never buy any product pitched to us during a telemarketer's call even if we have an ongoing relationship with the company. Also, don't create any more loopholes for telemarketers. Allowing politicians and charitable organizations to call is already too many calls. Particularly when the police and firemen hire the telemarketers to do the calls for them instead of using volunteers. The telemarketer's cost to avoid calling those of us on the Do not call list is a cost of doing business and is not something the FTC should be involved in to help those businesses. Help American citizens first. NO MORE SALES CALLS, PERIOD.