Solution offered to combat robocalls

Among the things I find aggravating are robocalls, which are as welcome as a rap band at a golden age dance, and the endless succession of writers yapping about the scourge of robocalls.

The yapping I could deal with if any of the reporters made any sense. Instead, all we get are repetitious demands for government and the carriers to “do something.”

I guess carriers are what used to be phone companies before progressives changed all the words,

First, anyone calling on government to fix anything needs their head examined. Example: Wasn’t it Congress that passed a law to lower the volume of excessively loud TV commercials which are even more aggravating than robocalls?

Now those commercials are louder than ever.

Congress also gave us the “no call list.” How’s that working out for you? And, let’s face it: The carriers will always be a step behind the bad guys.

One writer suggested that government and carriers should spend at least half as much energy as the robocallers. Sounds like a coach challenging his team to go out and win the participation trophy.

Consumer Reports boasted of working with the FTC and FCC and their many victories over robocallers. Then they went on to admit that the number of robocalls continues to soar. That sounds like bragging about your lone touchdown in an 89-6 defeat.

Now I hear that some carriers may try blocking robocalls and begin billing consumers for the service. When the blockades fail, and they will, the billing will continue and so will the robocalls.

Government doesn’t care because politicians have exempted themselves from the inept robocall laws that are already in place. Imagine that.

The solution, obviously, is for some tech genius to invent an inexpensive gizmo that everyone can own.

This gizmo would answer and identify robocalls. It would then send a command back directing the robocall equipment to turn on its masters. Politicians should not be exempted.

Once that is done, maybe someone could turn their attention to those loud TV commercials.

Paul A. Snyder

New Enterprise


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