|Received:||12/5/2004 1:34:37 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:When 66 million people sign up to be on a do-not-call list it should send you an unequivocal message that American consumers value their privacy. Why not side with the consumer instead of being a lackey for that most loathsome of businesses, the telemarketing industry? The specious argument that we should all be happy to leave our dinner to hear a message from someone whom we do business with, and who is pushing sales of a new widget, is an argument that should not convince even the most addled civil servant. NO, we do not want the telemarketers to regain any increased ability to invade our privacy.