In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #00864

Submission Number:
00864
Commenter:
Susan Kepner
State:
Maine
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
What happened to COMPETITION?? For years we have seen smaller companies gobbled-up by large corporations and with that rising prices, poor service, and poorer products!! Cable TV and Food Conglomerates are two examples where the prices rise, service gets worse, workers loose their jobs,and we get much less for our $$. The PUBLIC get less while the Big Corporations and their stock holders get richer! Who will speak for us if YOU do NOT?? Who will protect the CONSUMER?? It is time to encourage competition, not squash it. Mergers are not always in the best interests of the PUBLIC, and YOU are the only recourse we have. PLEASE do NOT allow this merger.