Randy is absolutely right:

Apparently, there is a double standard when it comes to bailouts in the United States. When it is time to bail out the auto companies, workers are forced to make one concession after another in order for the companies to receive the money. When it come to the big financial companies, not only are there no concessions, but taxpayers have to foot the bill for a bunch of failed employees to receive million-dollar bonuses.

Let’s also be clear that the auto companies aren’t failing and in need of a bailout because their assembly line workers made poor decisions that screwed the company. They’re failing because of a combination of bad decisions at the top combined with a crappy economy. AIG is also failing because of bad decisions at the top, but in this case, we have to leave those poor executives aloooone!