Even if you don't understand it or you are against it, you need to realize it stimulates our economy!!!
Lots of family's use the extra money to pay of debt and are able to stop getting PA because they paid of debt thanks to the extra money, others but new cars, make down payments on a home, but there kids the extras they don't get through out the year. I just think some of you need to stop hating it so much because you don't get anything and be happy for those of us who do.
I usually qualify for the lower amount and we do pay off some bills and have gotten a car or two. On that note I've never used pa and we always pay quite a bit in every year. So It's hardly free money for us.