Most conservatives were against the bail out. They understand that too much government intervention is the problem. If the government, under the Clinton administration, didn't pressure the banks and mortgage companies to make loans that, under good sound business principles they wouldn't have made, this whole mess most likely wouldn't have happened.
Barack Obama wasn't talking about taking back the bail out. He's been talking about redistribution of wealth since the very beginning. He wants to raise taxes on the top income earners who already pay most of the taxes and give it to those who don't earn as much and pay a much lower percentage in taxes. That may sound good, but it just takes money from those who create jobs and put it in the hands of politicians. They are the ones who then decide who gets that money.
Redistribution has been going on, but it hasn't been upwards. When politicians say that they are giving corporations billions of dollars it usually means that they are actually letting them keep more of the money they earned or they are just giving them back some of the money that the corporations paid in taxes. They can then reinvest it into the business and create more jobs. The problem is the government is taking too much in the first place. We have a 35% corporate income tax rate which is the second highest in the world. We are losing jobs overseas to countries which have been lowering their tax rates and consequently their economies are booming. Whenever anything does trickle down the government is there to take its part and there is very little left to trickle down to the rest of us. This is why the government has to be taken out of the process and should only collect taxes on the end product. Income taxes punish achievement.
We need tax reform so that the trickle will not only be a trickle it will be a gusher that we can all benefit from.