Sperling correctly points out that Sapling's "economic stimulus" plan is nothing more than a tax break to the wealthy who by far are the biggest collectors of dividends. As the Democrats also correctly point out, if you want to stimulate the economy, you put a certain amount of money in the hands of the greatest number of people. I suggested what they are saying long ago, which is to give a FICA rebate -- despite what some people on this board have claimed, even people who don't pay income tax who work for a living PAY TAXES. They pay into the social security fund which is a payroll tax. The Democrats rightly suggest a rebate in that area which reaches anyone who works for a living and will reach the maximum amount of people. Plus, any surplus in recent years has come for the social security trust fund as it was rolled into the general budget. Thus, THAT is where the surplus once was (before Sapling's IDIOTIC fiscal policies squandered it in a windfall giveback to the rich).