What’s the logic behind the stimulus checks going to a broad swath of people, including families making over 150,000? To help individual families for sure. But it’s also to reinflate a deflated economy. It’s better to err, if you’re going to err on the side of too much stimulus, not too little. During the crisis in 2008, the Obama administration spent too little and thus the recovery was slow and the long term, negative political repercussions were pronounced.