Now that we, the american taxpayer, owns Wallstreet, I assume we have the right mandate how these companies operate. Here's the changes I would make to our companies: Change the executive pay structure: Fire all the CEO's and top management. We don't need to pay some hack who ran her/his company into the ground a multimillion dollar salary and a multimillion dollar pension. Since these companies are nationalized, we could turn the company managment into a civil service position, and pay our CEO the same salary that a US Senator or the Secretary of the Treasury makes. Hell, Obama, McCain Henry Paulson, and Ben Bernacke work for peanuts - what, 162 grand per year? Why the fuck would we want to pay some asshole wall street tycoon 20 million a year just to run the company into the ground, like they just did? I just spent five minutes on this, and I just cut hundreds of millions of dollars in operating expenses, for our new nationalized companies. We could mandate that our new companies operate in a socially responsible and ethical way. We could mandate that gay employees are entitled to shared health benefits and tax benefits with their partners. Women employees would have free, company-sponsored day care and paid maternity leave. Why not? Hell, I just saved hundreds of millions of dollars by firing the CEO, and replacing them with people like Paulson and Bernacke who have demonstrated they're willing to work for civil servant salaries. I'm sure there are more things we could mandate our new companies to do. But, I have this horrible, sneaking suspicion that BushCo. is just going to give them a Trillion taxpayer dollars, no strings attached. Because, that's what republicans do.