What struck me about all this complaining is that these folks fail to grasp a fundamental change that occurred in our society. There is an old saying "If you owe a bank $1000 and can't pay it back, you have a problem. If you owe the bank $10,000,000 and you can't pay it back, the bank has a problem."
Americans have been putting all their money into the stock market. And so, you can argue for tough love for all these companies, but in the end, you are just hurting yourself. They are corrupt, they are greedy, it was wrong, but guess what - we are all shackled to them. Unions that still have a 1920's view of "workers" vs "management" are not getting the fact that their constituents are shareholders in the same companies that they are striking against! Shareholder means owner! You are making yourselves lose money!
For many years, I worked for a company whose business it was to calculate scores based on large amounts of data and then sell these to customers. They have been doing this for decades. As part of a re-engineering effort we discovered that some of these scores were being calculated incorrectly and we proposed to our customers that we would fix the calculations. They all balked. A sudden change in scores would be deadly to them. They preferred receiving incorrect values, and incrementally fixing the problem.
This is a common property of large, complex systems. Change needs to be introduced in a controlled fashion to avoid the risk of out of control fluctuations. The same needs to happen in our economic system. Reform needs to happen, but it cannot happen in a drastic fashion - that would be an enormous risk to our economy and our well-being.