This reminds me of Lyndon Johnson's 'war on poverty...great society' in the late sixties when he pumped billions of dollars in the urban poor communities with the intent of eliminating poverty. Those people gobbled up that 'free money' and they partied, they bought drugs, alcohol, new cloths, cars, gambled and went on vacation. When anyone even mentioned paying that money back, they laughed. However, Johnson did accomplish his goal. They have been voting Democrat every since.
Giving away other peoples money works every time it has been tried.