White House response to Death Star petition is unintentionally funny. Why is this even a news item? Other than the trendy and movie history buffs, and it serves as a distraction for crucial items
facing the United States. It also shows just how willing that the Obama Administration is to concentrate on the minutia presented to it. Focus and prioritization of issues is completely missing from the Obama Administration.
According to White House web site We the People, the petition sought:
Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016.
By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense.
The petition had been signed by 34,435 people and had been filed under the issues concering, Defense, Job Creation, Science and Space Policy.
The White House has finally found a government spending project is doesn’t support. It cites three main reasons:
- The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.
- The Administration does not support blowing up planets.
- Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?
Funny! Especially the part about ‘working hard to reduce the deficit.’
I suspect the White House spent more time crafting their Death Star response than creating a budget.—
Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) January 12, 2013