Imagine it’s 2001, and our government is seriously thinking of bailing out Enron and Worldcom.
Argue all you want that it’s not an apples-to-apples comparison—I am mad as hell at the financial and automotive sectors right now.
If our leaders made bad choices and sank our business, I’d fully expect bankruptcies a-filing and heads a-rolling without any golden parachutes to soften the landing. I wouldn’t expect Congress to buy our bad debt, or give us low-interest loans to make up for our past mistakes. Perhaps that is what we need to do this time. But playing the socialism card to save capitalist structures is dangerous.
I won’t kill you, but I don’t have to save you. —Batman Begins (2005)