Okay, so what is it when business come to the government asking for handout? Welfare?<quoted text>
when governments control industry for what they believe is "the greater good", by definition, that is facism if the companies are privately owned. it is communisim when the business is actually owned by the government. that is effectively what TARP 1 and TARP 2 are about - not to mention
Your arguements are faulty. The government did NOT go to the banks and demand they do anything. The banks went to the government asking for assistance (otherwise they'd be bankrupt -- which is yet ANOTHER form of assistance).