"Socialism" is when somebody else benefits from government largess. When you benefit, then it's your "God Given Right".
The latest lame excuse for passing out million-dollar bonuses is that the culture requires traders and bankers to be compensated for their contribution, irrespective of how their company is doing as a whole.
The rest of us (those who still have jobs), are told that the business downturn is definitely responsible for furloughs, or pay cuts, or the moratorium on raises for the foreseeable future. You can "contribute" until you're blue in the face and all you'll get for it is that you keep your job. Maybe.
The rules are different for the Masters of the Universe. I wouldn't mind so much if it weren't my money they were rewarding themselves with for having messed up the economy with their greed.
It's time to grab the pitchforks.