Government money is all fun and games until the government starts telling you how to live your life.
Don't take the dime if you want say in how you spend your time...
Personally, I think this idea of capping retreats and capping executive pay is brilliant. Short-sighted companies will take the government's bailout money and give up their freedom and allow the politicians and bureaucrats to start calling the shots. Smart companies will tell the government to keep its money and butt out and enjoy control over how they run their own company and reward their own people.
Principle at work: Choose freedom and believe in yourself enough to figure it out.