Because this is a horrendous Ponzi scheme. The GOP touted free markets, deregulation and lax oversight which led to this meltdown. It was fraud on a global scale. Paulson, former CEO of Goldman Sachs, one of the companies involved in these scams, wants a blank check to bail out investors who were making big bucks and insiders who were getting huge bonuses.
This is socializing the costs after all the private profits have been drained away. No taxpayer money should go to these crooks, instead we should have investigations and arrests for fraud and gross malfeasance. If there is a lack of capital in the market, go after the billions given as bonuses for a start.
Read The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein, this is disaster capitalism at its worst!