Another angle I like to add to those who claim it is “free money”.
If it is free money, the next question is if it bothers them and why? Because if it does bother them that free money is handed out, they must also be bothered by interest on savings, ROIs, rent (for landlords) and the countless ways in which typically wealthy people become even more wealthy without lifting a finger.
If one is bothered with “free money” for the poor, how can you not be bothered by the obscene ways in which the rich get free money whilst being those that need it the least. The whole argument doesn’t add up.