Apr 132010

Blog item at the WSJ:

Anybody who thinks the European Union will cut its mammoth annual aid package for farmers — at $70 billion, the equivalent of an AIG bailout every year — should listen to new EU farm commissioner Dacian Ciolos.

My response:

Joe Stalin liquidated his kulaks. Other industrial countries have dealt with the problem by turning them into welfare queens.

Which method is more effective? Discuss.