Unfortunately, the FTC is closed due to the government shutdown.
- The FTC Premerger Notification Office will be open to accept HSR filings.
- Consumers cannot file complaints or register for Do Not Call.
- All public workshops, roundtables hearings and conferences are postponed until further notice.
- We hope to be open soon.
Now, here is what irritates me about this situation. This website is clearly active because I have found this webpage telling me they are on furlough due to the government shutdown. Information about disclosures for compensated bloggers would be found on a static webpage. There is no required work involved with a webpage that has been in existence since the last time the law was updated. Why would you have to block access to it during a furlough? It does not require anymore effort than posting the above message. I cry, "Foul!" This is just more B.S. politics at work. So, since this is a furlough, does this mean that the FTC has zero power right now? Me thinks not. Me thinks this is ridiculous.
Ironic that this all stems from a monkey hat since our government is behaving like a bunch of monkeys. That is all I have to say about that.
By the way the Flipeez hat is a hoot and I will have a review up soon ;)