Because only zombie companies would put up with this. And like movie zombies, these - Bank of America, American International Group, Citigroup, General Motors, GMAC, Chrysler and Chrysler Financial - will soon, if not already, be shambling around groaning for "braaaiiinnnsss!!1!1!" because the few left there will be gone. But at least now you know some of the companies you don't want to do business with, in spite of the administration's efforts to conceal the extent of damage under the TARP.
And here I was taught in school that 'progressives' were in favor of breaking up trusts and big companies. Now being 'too big to fail' is a ticket to becoming a taxpayer-subsidized arm of the government. Somewhere, the meaning of 'progressive' changed a bit. Just like movie zombies, the best thing to do with these is to blow them to bits, and give those a decent burial.
Update: Nearly half the top execs at the Zombie Seven have already left since June. Good luck with getting decent people to back fill. If it isn't clear from above, I regard the Original Sin as being the bailouts. That extra-legal deviation from standard bankruptcy proceedings not only diminished investor confidence in every sector touched, but is the direct cause and excuse for this abrogation of contracts. Obama's (and Bush's) shillings come dearly, and we'll be paying for them in taxes, inflation, and reduced trust in the market for years to come.