In these uncertain times. In other wise, they want to buy another block of voters. Those on Social Security etc. will not lost any money during the situation unlike the employed. I heard today Schumer telling the world the Democrats would only OK a bailout if the company being bailed out layed no one off, so there is another fake argument. He knows no one can promise not to lay off workers when they don't know what will happen. He is just trying to buy the votes of the working public.