Friday, January 11, 2013

White House Won't Build $850 quadrillion Death Star

The White House has offered to formally respond to any petition posted on at the White House petition site reaching more than 25,000 respondents. Today made good on that promise when they posted an official response for the proposal to build a Death Star, saying that in addition to its prohibitive construction costs, the current administration does not advocate destroying other planets.

In their rather humorous response they explained exactly why the US will not be building a Death Star. The Administration cites first of all the enormous cost of the endeavor which they estimated at $850 quadrillion ($850,000,000,000,000,000). Secondly they very astutely stated, “Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?”

The entire endeavor was meant as nothing more than a laugh, and I'll give the White House some credit for playing along. However, I'd like to see the White House petition site taken a bit more serious by the citizens of the United States. We shouldn't be wasting time, and yes tax payer money, with these trivial petitions. We should be using the site to garner attention for the more pressing matters.

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