The White House Responds to Petition to Build a Death Star by 2016

Death Star II

The White House has posted an amusing official response to the petition to build a functioning Death Star by 2016.

The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn’t on the horizon. Here are a few 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?

Death Star II image via Wookieepedia

Written by Scott Beale

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