Questions on the Bailout

House Minority Leader John Boehner asks some good questions:

Spending billions of additional federal tax dollars with no promises to reform the root causes crippling automakers’ competitiveness around the world is neither fair to taxpayers nor sound fiscal policy.

It is not clear who has the votes here, but the Republicans would do well to make the case that this is the worse sort of corporate welfare. Is there any doubt that, had the Republicans proposed this, every liberal interest group and environmental activist would be screaming bloody murder?