Thursday, September 25, 2003
The Empire Strikes Back
From Yahoo! today:
House Votes to Launch Do-Not-Call List
The House approved legislation Thursday aimed at ensuring the national "do-not-call" list goes into effect as scheduled next week to help consumers block unwanted telemarketing sales pitches.
The House voted 412-8 after less than hour of debate. Lawmakers from both parties blasted a decision by U.S. District Judge Lee R. West, who ruled Tuesday that the Federal Trade Commission lacked authority to create and operate the registry.
Will the telemarketers get it now? We hate you so much that our elected representatives couldn't move fast enough to enact legislation to stop you! They knew what would happen to them if they didn't do something -- and we're not talking getting voted out of office; we're talking evisceration and burning at the stake.