I think giving every US citizen a pony is the more effective than the welfare system we have today. Foodstamps, medicare, etc? 90% waste, 10% efficiency.
The pony program? Money goes to the farms, ponies come out. Poop comes out of the ponies, poop goes into local community farms and food comes out.
I can't complain. It's one of the most efficient welfare programs I've seen.
You obviously missed the part about it being a mandatory identification pony. Want to board the airplane.... too bad, you forgot your pony.