The Economic argument, also makes him look bad as it is that Well proven economic fact, that The more people spending money the better the economy is and the more jobs that economy supports. The economy is a measure of rate of flow, the faster the flow the better the economy.
Poor people are often forced to go without both necessities and luxuries, so given more spending power will often spend it. So giving them money increases the overall Demand for goods in an economy.
As opposed to rich people who tend to just hoard money damaging the economy by taking it out of circulation. So giving them money reduces the overall Demand for goods in an economy.
ie. Henry Fords well known very effective way of increasing the number of cars he sold was to make sure his employees could afford to buy them. This allowed his employees to buy cars increasing the amount of cars sold.
As opposed to modern Regonomics which pushes all the money to the top reducing the economy to a trickle and constantly reducing the amount of people who could be customers by depriving them of economic ability.
You know how Henry Ford helped the economy? It wasn’t by paying his employees fair wages. Quite to the contrary, he introduced the world’s first five-day, forty-hour work week and made use of slavery in Nazi Germany.
I have my doubts that a capitalist economy can work without abusing underpaid or unpaid workers. Please prove me wrong.