In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
I am absolutely opposed to the proposed merger of Staples with another office supply company. The only purpose for such a merger would be to reduce competition and line the pockets of investors. It does nothing to positively affect public commerce. Such mergers generally lead to stripping of the merged company of its assets and cutting staff to enrich the investors, often leading to shuttering the company so that it no longer is a productive component of the nation's commerce and jobs market.