Reading and listening to the reports about the supposed Sapling plan to stimulate the economy and help people is his usual nonsense. Here are SOME of the problems: 1) Every state budget will be in deficit this year (yep, all 50 of them), and Sapling's little skip down the yellow brick road will do nothing to help and will actually hurt them. Not only the states but the cities, because if dividends become non-taxable, guess what happens to bonds and securities issued by municipalities that have gotten away with paying lower interest rates but being non-taxable. Can everyone say "stampede to sell them" 2) As in the past, Sapling thinks funneling more money to the wealthiest Americans will encourage them to spend more. As John Breaux correctly stated, give the lower class and middle class more money, and THEY will spend it because they have to in order to purchase better food, make home improvements, upgrade the family car by purchasing a new one, etc. But John B., what about all that money that the rich would sink into Persian rugs and collectables? 3) It is amazing how a senseless buffoon likes Sapling must really believe that no one is going to point out that ONCE AGAIN he has whipped out the GOP Mastercard -- he keeps wanting to increase spending (military, etc.) yet apparently wants to reduce the sources of revenue. Here is the formula again for the mentally-impaired rightwingers in this country Budget surplus or deficit = revenue - expenditures Oh, but Sapling and the rest of the dimwits trying to foster this scam will once again bring up the standard GOP con phrase "dynamic scoring" which means, "oh, but revenue will increase because the economy picks up due to our genius of an economic plan". These guys apparently don't have enough brains to make change for a quarter properly.