I don't think we should have a prosperity dividend at all. I believe the money should be used as a payment into the trillion dollar debt. The more that debt is ignored the more likely it will become a mortal wound, festering until it is too late to do anything about it. What I see happening with that debt right now is we will pass it on to the next generation so they can pay it. Their plausible and rightful reaction will be to ask why they have to pay off their parents' and grandparents' debts? Use that money to pay into the national debt. I thought that was one reason government wanted a surplus.