According to this AP study $1.6 Billion dollars was awarded to CEOs of banks that are now asking for a taxpayer handout. Http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081221/ap_on_bi_ge/executive_bailouts;_ylt=AmtUA0WCqknpr9_Bq.WWbrQDW7oF
This quote kills me, "The total amount given to nearly 600 executives would cover bailout costs for many of the 116 banks that have so far accepted tax dollars to boost their bottom lines."
In Mel Brooks History of the World, Part 1, Dom Deluise as Caesar had a great scene where he jumps into a ornate tub and gets a "treasure bath" with gold coins, jewels and other expensive baubles poured onto him, which is exactly what these unbelievably greedy CEOs and other executives have been doing.
Hey, network programmers looking for the next reality show hit, I've got an idea for you. Running Man: CEO. Similar to the Arnie movie and Stephen King's novel, CEOs and other executives would have to run for their lives from angry taxpayers armed with guns, knives, chainsaws, flamethrowers, pole axes, basically whatever they can get from Home Depot.
Oh, and there's no chance whatsoever of the CEOs actually escaping. They're all toast in this gameshow; here, the taxpayer actually wins (for once).