After reading some of the comments I get the impression people believe the Gov't was conducting itself as an authentic corporate entity. All it ever was in this saga was a "last gasp" measure.
For example, a parent who bails out their 30 yr daughter who gets too far into credit card debt and is close to losing her apartment /lights etc. You don't really expect to get the money back, you just don't want your daughter out on the street sleeping on borrowed sofa cushions.
That's all this really was. Too many people here are not willing to "balance" the anger over using taxpayer dollars with the impending devastation of the auto industry during a big sell off. Gov't Motors sounds a lot better than China Motors.
Glass half full guys...