Thanks For Not Calling

One of the best ideas since the weed whacker is the “Do Not Call Registry.” The Federal Trade Commission estimates that more than 60 million will have signed on by Oct. 1, when the registry takes effect.

However, we now hear of a down side. Not good for our fragile economy. According to the American Teleservices Association, eliminating so many callees will “wipe out about 2 million jobs.”

Two questions:

*Even if that inflated, self-serving projection were to be near accurate, won’t many of those lost jobs be made up in spam and direct mail?

*Who keeps buying stuff from these people?

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