With 27 locally owned office supply companies going under in my city after Romney and Staples came along, who?
were the job creators and who destroys jobs? I was one of them so I had a ring side seat. The office supply business used to be controlled by locally owned companies who bought from a common wholesale outlet, either SP Richards Corp or United Stationers and resold to local business. Staples, by hiring lower paid workers to man their super store, charging customers for delivery and mass advertising eventually put most of the local owers out of business. Not to pick on Romney personally, but this sort of large corporate structures cost plenty of good jobs and replaces them with minimum wage workers. It is very similar to what happened to local hardware stores and clothing stores after Walmart and Home Depot came along. These corporations employ fewer people at lower wages than do local business. Which is better for America?
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I buy everything that I can locally. Local stores and businesses are the best thing for the American economy and most things do not cost much more. Republicans favoritism to big business has had an overall depressive effect on US wages, they have gone steadily down since Reagan. Romney and all the current... More
Answered By: irongrama - 5/22/2012
You completely missed the point. It was the customers who decided who would win and lose.
Answered By: George B - 5/22/2012
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