Nobody should argue against economic stimulus or aid to those affected by the health crisis, but when you give Congress a blank check, anything can and will happen.
Members of Congress will find ways to further unrelated agendas, to make permanent what was intended to focus on the immediate problem or simply to pass out some pork.
Here’s some examples from the pending legislation going from what may be related if targeted to something else.
$25 billion more for food stamps and child nutrition
$12 billion for housing
$3.5 billion to states for child care
$32 billion for education
$900 million for low-income heating assistance
$50 million for legal services for the poor
$60 million to NASA
$8 million to National Archives
$99 million to Energy Department
$37 million to the Forest Service
$75 million to the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities
$25 million to the Kennedy Center