So now the Democrats in Congress want to do punitive taxation. Give me a break. Why don't they just leave Obama and his merry band of experts alone to do what's necessary. Obama's guys have enough on their plates without having to worry about a bunch of numbskull back-seat drivers using 'cover their butts' hindsight. Congress had its chance and failed when they passed the bailout legislation. Let the experts take care of the problem.
This is the time to inspire and build confidence, not scare the crap out of everyone with the idea of punitive taxation. I doubt it's constitutional, anyway.