We need to stop and ask whether we can afford to spend $117 billion that the Treasury Department does not have on a program of dubious effectiveness. It simply makes no sense to send out checks to people who have no need for it as some kind of election-year bribe to vote for incumbents of both parties.
No, it doesn’t make any damned sense, but does probably explain the broad bi-partisan support.
I can’t believe I ever fell for the old notion of bi-partisanship. Does anything good ever come of it? Seriously, other than Holidays and award acknowledgements, can anyone think of anything that had broad bi-partisan support and was a good thing?