In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
Anything that benefits the American public is quickly labeled COMMUNISM in the U.S. today. But mega mergers that create MONOPOLIES are the ANTITHESIS TO THE DEMOCRATIC IDEALS upon which the United States was founded. AT&T was broken up for being a monopoly in 1981. Yet pharmaceutical companies, pesticide companies, and now office supply companies are being allowed to band together. THIS NEEDS TO STOP NOW!!! The Mom & Pop stores of yore are what made America great! Support small enterprises and healthy competition, not these unconscionable conglomerates that destroy the very foundations on which we stand as a free and contributing community of people.