But you're certainly inferring that somehow, due to the amount of duty paid by the banks to the govt (as everyone does) that they somehow deserve "some of the golden eggs that they laid"
I'm inferring no such thing Deserve isn't the right word to use for stuff like this. Have they earned being bailed out, just by paying lots of tax? No. Would the government be insane to have done anything else? Yes. Deserve doesn't come into it, just pragmatism. It's the fact that they're so important for the economy that makes it pragmatic to save them though.
I'm using the golden egg line because, like Aesop says, you don't kill the golden goose, you keep it alive so you can keep getting golden eggs. It's not laying just now but it will again, there's really little doubt over that.
5thElefant, are you implying that it was RBS's investment banking arm that caused their collapse? Or that it was the current board? Neither is remotely true of course, I'm just curious which ****s you're referring to.