Distributing Cash. Hochul has announced plans to give additional funds to struggling New Yorkers. The program will dole out a one time extra 250 payment to households with a child under age 17. The 28 Million allocation will assist 112,000 families. Hochul is clearly using the power of the purse to assist her re-election campaign. Like her predecessor Cuomo, she is attempting to buy votes. Her perverse strategy is to remember this come November. Democrats have long courted low income voters. Cuomo expanded the social welfare network to buy their support. It is a cynical throwing of bones in exchange for electoral backing. Distributing Cash. Hochul is using public funds for her own political advantage !!