If a common citizen owns a business they don't get a bailout from the government. Bailing out these automakers cost the American public tons of money. The reason they needed the bailout was because they were being mismanaged. A business should have enough extra money to get through the hard times or it should go out of business.
With the bailout and the problems from the US automakers it does seem like there may have been some mismanagement going on at those companies but in recent years it seems like things have begun improving. It seems as though they may not have been so poorly managed as to label it egregiously.