I'm not looking at the bigger picture because, if Right Wing Talk Radio is to be believed, looking at the bigger picture leads to endless slippery slope fallacies (Look at this AIG stuff OMG communism!!111)
You look at the big picture and you'll see the ice caps melting and the sun burning out and all of humanity dying. It's dead depressing.
And it seems to me that no one was screaming "COMMUNISM!" and "UNFAIR!" until it was the rich that started getting taxed. Like they suddenly realized how the country gets stuff funded. Idiots.