March 30, 2009
Posted: 1509 GMT

Filed under: CNN •Economy •I-Desk Poll

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Peter   March 30th, 2009 4:25 pm ET

Definitely. When bosses have run their companies in such a way that they require bailout money just in order to survive, of course the government should have input in how and by whom the company is run, or risk taxpayer dollars going down the drain. This is the government's responsibility to the taxpayer and making sure the people who brought their company on the brink of bankruptcy are not in a position to do it again, is nothing more than common sence.

Debbie   April 2nd, 2009 9:18 pm ET

What does the American taxpayer have to show for all this bailout money going out to all these companies? Nothing, except raise our taxes to pay all that money back. Should have gave us the money so we could have went out and bought a new car. We, the taxpayer would then have something to show for our tax dollar going back in the system to pay for it and at the same time the car companies would still be in business. Duh, that was a simple solution. That would have been to easy and would have benefited the average, middle class person. They, the government, wouldn't want to do that. And these big shots get paid all that money only to make life more difficult for us now and for years to come for our children and grand children, to have to pay the money back, through taxes. It makes me sad to think what my children and grand children have to go through in the coming years. But, that is how our system works.

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