The White House has rejected an official petition to secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.
These were the main reasons:
[li]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.
[/li][li]The Administration does not support blowing up planets.
[/li][li]Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?
Read more about it in the official statement.