I just saw an ad on the TV set from the president of General Motors. He said that they have paid their loan from the federal government back, with interest, five years ahead of schedule.
This may or may not be true. Lets, for the sake of the conversation, say they did pay that "loan" back to the gov. While GM is in the process of paying back the billions in tax payer dollars, the same federal government who doled out the loan was laying a 16 MILLION dollar fine against Toyota!
Reward the company that has failed miserably at business, and punish the one who has done pretty damn good.
It makes perfect sense to me! That's how all companies should be treated. I hate business that produce a consistent and reliable product. Punish them!!!