In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #02351

Submission Number:
Lisa Oldham
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
Why? Why? WHY? do you allow these companies to continuously merge together? This is RUINING the United States! You're giving TOO MUCH POWER to FEW! Years ago they broke up MA BELL because it was becoming a MONOPOLY! Now we have had TICKETMASTER for decades controlling the market on tickets! Even now I can only name one other ticket company and they don't come close. And TICKETMASTER GETS AWAY WITH SCALPING THEIR OWN TICKETS! Nothing is done! And Pearl Jam even tried to fight them and it almost ruined their career! You can not fight these big corporations! They ran most of the mom and pop stores out of business decades ago! They have little competition and you will make it so they have NONE! A company with NO COMPETITION will become CORRUPT if they aren't already! And they will rape the consumers until they run the company into the ground! I'm beginning to wonder if the people who allow this are CORRUPT as well! You've allowed the media to merge together in ways this country has never seen before! And so many others! There are more BILLIONAIRES now than EVER IN HISTORY! It's sick! I saw the corruption during the housing crash! Nothing was done! The BANKSTAS didn't go to jail! And they won't! We have NO MIDDLE CLASS! The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer! I already try to buy locally and from any mom and pop stores that are still struggling out there. I will boycott Staples if at all possible and get my goods elsewhere! (While I still have a choice). Mostly I try to consume as little as possible. Grow my own food, thriftshops,farmer's markets, etc. Show us that YOU are not part of the problem! And put a stop to this never-ending insanity!