I think its funny that in normal circumstances, the liberals and democrats, who fundimentally oppose big business and trickle down economics, seek to raise the taxes and otherwise stifle the corporations and the big investors, but in situations of impending economic doom, suddenly they are the loudest when it comes to the question of dumping tons of money into the big businesses. This just goes to show that they truly do understand economic principles, and they really do know that the corporations are what keep our economy running. They just choose to ignore that knowledge unless:
a) it will make them look good
b) they can use it to take more legislative control over people and markets
c) they have something to protect (like their own guilty corrupt deals)
All of these are the case this week.