"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."
"The Administration does not support blowing up planets."
"But wouldn't it be fun."
"Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?"
Because that's what this administration does. If it worked, there wouldn't be a reason to double the funding in order to 'fix' it. Plus the bonus that any flaw can be blamed on Bush and Reagan.