Ok, so the banks are getting bailed out left right and centre despite, I assume, them making fundamentally wrong business decisions; most likely giving people who can't pay mortgages a big mortgage and then not being able to get the money back.
The car companies are getting bailed out left right and centre despite most likely building too many cars that they then can't sell.
Now, i'm a director of a small company of five people, and we use about 6-7 regular freelancers. We're doing ok (never been busier in fact), but say last year I'd decided to spend a lot of money, speculatively assuming without any guarantee that this year we'd be busy, and then say we're not, ie: I make a fundamentally wrong business decision, what would the liklihood of my company getting bailed out be? I suspect 0% chance.
Why? I can understand the banks being bailed to some extent as it will protect pensions etc, but as for the car companies, is bailing them out just to save jobs.
Smaller companies, such as mine, I suspect would just be allowed to go to the wall. Wouldn't supporting these smaller companies be worthwhile for the government/economy/country instead of just saving the big ones?