Mnuchin believes that people can live on $17 a day. I guess that they can survive on that if they don't have a phone, car, housing, or medical expense that needs paying (then it might get a little tougher, a good pull yourself up by your bootstraps learning moment) I'd say that this 2-bit Boris Badanov wannabe is completely out of touch to the reality that the majority of the people have to face, except I believe he knows exactly what's what.
If relief doesn't line the pockets of the master(s) he serves then it does not need to be offered. You can enjoy the crust of bread being tossed to you, but you'll need to fight for it first. That is their entertainment.