A petition to build a Death Star from the Star Wars universe received more support than people who were able to sign up for health insurance via healthcare.gov in October.
The petition, which received 34,435 signatures, demolished health care in signups, which was starkly lower at a mere 26,794. That's a difference of 7,641.
In response to the Death Star petition, the White House actually took the time to write out a lengthy response entitled "This Isn't the Petition You're Looking For." The 500-word response included such ironic statements as, "Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw...?" Take out "Death Star" and insert "health care law," and you have something the President should have been asking himself several years ago. Except that his health care law has more than just "a" fundamental flaw.
Imagine if the White House told the person who wrote their response, Paul Shawcross, chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House's Office of Management and Budget, to work on Healthcare.gov? Or imagine, if you will, if the White House was more concerned about running the country instead of responding to pop culture references so that they look "cool."
The White House issued a response to this petition, but has failed to respond to one which received over 194,000 signatures entitled "Declare Muslim Brotherhood organization as a terrorist group." You can probably guess why the White House didn't comment on this one.
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