While the White House has supported economic stimulus legislation in the past, don’t expect it to include technology from “a long time ago in galaxy far, far away.”
In a response to an online petition, President Barack Obama’s administration said it will not consider building a $850 quadrillion (that’s $850,000,000,000,000,000) space station capable of destroying planets.
“The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn’t on the horizon,” said the response.
The response then touts the nations efforts in space exploration, including the International Space Station.
Petitions submitted to the White House receive a response if they exceed 25,000 signatures within 30 days, though that appears to have been increased to 100,000 signatures as of Tuesday.
You have to smile at the tongue in cheek response, especially “Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?”
They must watch “Family Guy” in the White House.