BP is too big to fail? So, the American tax payer must give aid and comfort to the company? Shall we raise taxes to save the economies of the Gulf Coast States, and let BP continue to earn profits in the $ billions? What BP has done is criminal negligence, and given that criminals are punished in two ways - Prison or fines, and usually ordered to make restitution, it's time to punish those individuals culpable and not their investors. And since BP is an individual (simply ask our Surpreme Court) restitution to all those harmed should be ordered, paid by BP from it's profits, and from those convicted of criminal negligence. Or will those responsible for this economic and environmental disaster escape the consequences of their actions and once again prove that some people and international companies are really above the law?