Open to new ideas to stimulate the economy, Obama is not.
The White House has turned down a petition to its “We the People” website that asked that the United States begin work on its own Death Star by 2016. The petition says a Death Star would ensure our space superiority and be a grand economic generator, creating thousands of jobs. It would bring safety and security to our new Empire. But President Obama says the Force isn’t with this idea.
Too bad Ronald Reagan isn’t still president, he was all about Star Wars policies. And of course, our immediate past vice president likely would embrace such a plan. Because Darth Cheney said deficits don’t matter.
But President Obama’s chief of science and space at the White House Office of Management and Budget, Paul Shawcross, said a Death Star would cost $850,000,000,000,000,000 and “we’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.”
That’s not what on Fox they say.
Guess the whole idea of stocking a space station the size of a small moon with cloned soldiers is a little too controversial for Washington. Shawcross, in hilarious post entitled “This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For” also said there were two other primary reasons to oppose this idea:
- 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?
Good point. Just imagine if W, with father issues similar to Luke Skywalker, got hold of an X-Wing. Mission accomplished, indeed.
Lest you start to complain that the White House hosting such a website is an insane waste of taxpayers’ money, remember that this is at least an equal opportunity offender. It is the same outlet that people wanting to secede from the Union have been using to express their displeasure with the direction of the country. Which I guess is preferable to firing shots at Fort Sumter.
The “We The People” website is actually a hoot. There are petitions on there asking the administration to impeach itself, to repeal Obamacare and – back to Star Wars – admit that there are aliens out there, and we are in touch with them.
Commune with them we do. When trying to run them out of the country we are not.