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@B4MZR3TVeteranfrom Vermont  answered…1 day

No, the government should not interfere with the free market

@B4MQLYMRepublican from Illinois answered…2 days

@B4JBQG3Green from Texas answered…1wk

The federal government should not use public, taxpayer funds to bail out any private companies. If the companies’ profits are private, then they should not get ANY public funding.

@9HN3SV5Democrat from Mississippi answered…2yrs

@9HMJD65Women’s Equality from Pennsylvania answered…2yrs

@Debbie-ColigadoWomen’s Equality from Illinois answered…2yrs

Yes, they should receive equity, but not be able to hang onto the equity indefinitely, only long enough to ensure the business is returning to profitable.

@dwb21317Veteran from Mississippi answered…2yrs

Yes, but the government should be required to sell it within a short period of time.

@slynch91Libertarianfrom District of Columbia  answered…2yrs

No, only if all equity is distributed to U.S. citizens (of all ages) equally.

@AMcCormack21Republicanfrom New York  answered…2yrs

No, but it should hold those shares as collateral on the repayment. If the loan is not repaid, the government must be required to sell those shares on the general market to reconcile the remaining balance. The shares must not be sold to big banks above a certain amount.

@9HD5FHRTranshumanist from Virginia answered…2yrs

Yes, as long as the shares are managed by an independent firm.

@9HBCXK2Transhumanist from Georgia answered…2yrs

No, but all companies that receive government help should be required to pay that money back in full.

@9H92G8WVeteran from Tennessee answered…2yrs

The government should never bail out a failing company regardless of a recession or not.

@9H669GGVeteran from Michigan answered…2yrs

@9H65SG3Veteran from New York answered…2yrs

The government cannot own a private company (or publicly-traded company). However, it should hold collateral on a portion of equity shares to ensure repayment. If the borrower defaults, the government should be required to sell the shares on the market (with large banks being prohibited from purchasing the majority of the shares).

@9H6446QConstitution from Texas answered…2yrs

@9H4X266Communist from Pennsylvania answered…2yrs

Businesses that must be saved from failure should be nationalized.

@9H4NB48Democrat from Mississippi answered…2yrs

No, but they should have added restrictions just like everyone else who gets gov funds, like NO religious stance can be used while this funds are in play.

@9H4J4RYVeteran from Utah answered…2yrs

No, but there must be some way for the government to benefit from this bailout.

@9H4GTM6Libertarian from Kansas answered…2yrs

The government should not be bailing out private businesses.

@9H496VSVeteran from Tennessee answered…2yrs

We the people should get stakes in companies that our tax dollars bail out.

@9H3LCCGCommunist from Illinois answered…2yrs

The company should either fall or sold unless it is a utility, in which case it should be seized by the government.

@9H3DKL4Democrat from Illinois answered…2yrs

Yes, but there should be limits to prevent abuse of bailouts and use of equity earned on anything that doesn't give back funds to the taxpayers. Consider it like a loan with interest instead of a traditional stock.

@9H3BJPNRepublican from Wisconsin answered…2yrs

@9H2D6LVWomen’s Equality from North Carolina answered…2yrs

I feel that I do not know enough about this topic to contribute an answer.

@9GZZV2WSocialist from Utah answered…2yrs

No, but make the companies pay back the bail out over time.

@9GZRWRJWomen’s Equality from Texas answered…2yrs

@9GYN96HLibertarianfrom Louisiana  answered…2yrs

@9GX2YLBDemocrat from Florida answered…2yrs

Companies that receive bailouts and/or stimulus help should be required to pay back a portion or all before any profit is passed on to shareholders or company executives. Call them federal loans with great rates.

@9GV59BKVeteran from Kansas answered…2yrs

As a form of interest but should not be able to have a vote on what the company does

@9GSBT9WAmerican from Alabama answered…2yrs

No they shouldn't bail them out or be allowed to own parts of them period.

@9GRXZNXGreen from Texas answered…2yrs

no, bailouts to corporations should be in low interest loan forms that requires repayment

@Jeff-FaulknerVeteran from Illinois answered…2yrs

no the government should not be bailing out companies st all.

@9GQBVP4Independent from Pennsylvania answered…2yrs

Government should not bail out companies. Break up anything too big to fail.

@9GQ7QRMRepublican from Wisconsin answered…2yrs

@9GNX7PFVeteran from Connecticut answered…2yrs

No. The government should not bailout companies. No company is ‘too large to fail’.

@9GLMNG4Democrat from Virginia answered…2yrs

Yes, with the right of buy back if the company recuperates, and with a mandatory sale to the public if not.

@9GL587RGreen from California answered…2yrs

@Charles-Wesenber…Women’s Equality from Tennessee answered…2yrs

Yes, but before a government bailout occurs, bankruptcy laws need to be revised so that equity-holders aren't sacrificed every time a company wants a "do-over" with its financial strategies.


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