In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #02353

Submission Number:
02353
Commenter:
Donald Rumph
State:
North Carolina
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
It is sad that in the interest of monopolies and profit, we the buying public are quickly loosing or ability to make choices. Seems every business owner wants to be the next Walmart. That worked out well for the Walton Family, but put thousands of small business owners out of work, and their employees looking for jobs. This is not good for the country or it's citizens. We do not need monopolies determining where and what we shop for. These mergers over the last decade (or longer) have hurt everyone except the wealthy who either own the monopolies outright or own sufficient stock to live comfortably on. The average citizen does not live like that. Please say no to this merger. It only benefits those who already have more that they will ever need.