Get A Second Child?

There is good news from China, people can now have more than one child. There is bad news from China, people can now have more than one child. The government decided it would be OK for the Chinese people to have the right to enjoy the company of more than one child screaming at night and preventing adults from having a good night’s sleep. The 1979 decision to restrict people to one child was designed to prevent a huge growth in population. The current problem is that as life expectancy is extended the population of China has lots and lots of elderly folk and not enough young people to pay the costs of an aging population.

Oh, the government also decided to end its “re-education program” in which people got an extended paid for vacation in labor camps where one spent the day hacking away at farming and building. The government said the controversial program would be abolished “as part of efforst to improve human rights and judicial practices.” Gee, they are now talking about human rights. What next, the right to vote for someone you like??

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