It's getting commonplace. The government baileded out AIG last night with $85 billion in loans. At this rate, when will the govenment run out of money? Oh, I forgot. The government can tax us to get more!! Wether you like it or not our economy is no longer one of free enterprise. The govenment is totally involved and in our new global economy is now a key partner in keeping the wheels of finance rolling. A collapse of AIG would have been a major calamity, so you do what you have to do. However, during the past several months the role of government in stabilizing the financial markets is unprecedented, and is laying the groundwork for more cooperation in the future.