A man without fear is a fool, a man that succumbs to his fear is a coward and a brave man acknowledges fear yet presses on.
It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
That is because I have self-interest.
But offering the money is not moral. Government is the bully that punishes some self-interest while rewarding self-interest.
It is your responsibility to show where the government has authority.
Indeed the economy would have suffered had the auto companies failed. But the jobs would not have been lost forever.
"I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money." -Thomas Sowell
Moderator's Warning: Gentlemen.... let's everybody have a tall frosty mug of Chill the **** Out before posting further, mmmkay?
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."