I could pay off all of my debts and have plenty left over to go shopping. It would be a lot cheaper than unconditionally handing over trillions of dollars in taxpayer money to very people who gambled away the ranch in the first place (Duncan Black calls this policy "setting big piles of money on fire").
I'm becoming more and more convinced that all these people from both parties and the financial industry have been in bed together too long. It's time to start prosecuting these folks.
As one historian discussing the machinations of the Rockefeller brothers, David and Nelson, in the city and state governments of New York once said, it's only small businesses who resent the government.