This whole concept of "free" money is so baffling to me. Can't this money be put to better use?
of course it can.
but a large number of people seem to think this is just what the economy ordered. so the people who are smarter that the average bear get outvoted. thats why democracy is so wonderful. even the uneducated get a say in the matter
I get about a couple dozen calls at the bank every day about that. The IRS is running very late with the direct deposits. The first couple weeks, they were on top of it, but now people that were supposed to get checks 2 weeks ago STILL haven't gotten it. And you try explaining to someone who makes 20k a year that they don't have their "free" 600 dollars yet