The Bushmen’s concern for kids

NOW THAT the Bush administration has taken the tarp off its proposed 2003 budget, I’ve got one piece of advice for all you children of the future:

Stay in the womb as long as you can.

For starters, it’s the only place where you’ll command any real attention —

let alone value — from George W. In addition, compared to the nasty world out here that the Bushmen are determined to construct, even the most negligent mom’s inner landscape could look like a lazy day at the beach.

As long as you are surrounded by amniotic fluid — if you’ve simply begun to subdivide and consist solely of a dozen cells — you’ll have health insurance. That’s a lot more than 40 million Americans (almost 11 million of them actual children) can say.

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