In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
Approval of this type of merger is exactly what is killing competition and opportunity in the United States. By destroying distributors that support local businesses and wealth you are gutting the fabric of this Democracy and contributing to the decline of this nation. You might think this is a little melodramatic and doesn't get to the points surrounding this particular action, but it does get to the overall impact of FTC decisions in the past several decades that have resulted in the decay of all but select communities. Please take the time to consider these impacts and make better decisions in the future or even better rescind this one.