Thursday, April 25, 2002

Pay the Nerd Tax

Finally a House candidate with some fresh ideas. Michael Williams of Alabama's Fifth District wants to see the U.S. get back into serious space exploration, and he's got an innovative new financing plan - a tax on science fiction novels, comic books (sorry, graphic novels) and related merchandise. This 28-year old Publix Super Market employee is also taking the long view. He's already got a plan for holding a constitutional convention when the population of either the Moon or Mars exceeds 30,000. He has some homework to do, though, since he doesn't seem to have actually filed the necessary paperwork to join the current field of six candidates running is Alabama's fifth.

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