I'm not going to claim I know jack crap about economics. Heck we can't be experts in everything.
BUT I was just thinking...
Wouldn't it have been just as easy and better for the entire country IF:
the same money used to bail out all the recent firms was instead given on behalf of all those who defaulted on their mortgages to those same institutions, paying off the loans, allowing those people to keep their homes AND the business firms getting their monies.