|Received:||12/11/2004 6:47:00 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I am stongly opposed to any attempts by the commercial marketing lobbists to sidestep the intent of the "Do Not Call" law by using "exceptions". When consumers say "NO" by going through the effort of "opting out" on a global basis, we don't mean maybe, we mean NO, NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. The argument by corporations wishing to invade our privacy is that "some consumers are missing out on important opportunities they would be very intersted in". No problem. Just have these corporations secure an "opt-in" agreement from these "interested consumers" and everyone is happy. Right? If a consumer on the Do Not Call list is truely concerned about missing out, I am sure they would welcome an opt-in opportunity, or would they? WHY DO YOU THINK THEY ARE ON THIS LIST IN THE FIRST PLACE? Have we really come to the point where the explicit wishes of our citizens can be dismissed through corruption resulting from deep-pocket lobbies and crooked politicians? I certainly hope our country has not degenerated to rule of the corporation, by the corporation, and for the corporation.