We are spending billions on illegal immigration from Mexico. We are concerned about the Mexicans coming to the USA and taking all those low paying jobs and getting benefits from our Government. We are building fences, hiring hundreds of new boarder guards and mobilizing our National Guard to keep those hard working Mexicans out of our country.
I think it would be a much more efficient use of our tax dollars to simply annex Mexico as our 51st state! The Mexicans would go for it. Advantage to us? Well they are citizens now, so no illegal immigrants. Stabilizing factor, so U.S. coporations could move their factories there for the lower wage rate and we still get the benefit. We would also control of one of the major drug smuggling avenues into the U.S. Mexico also has a good tourist industry and oil reserves. I could go on and on about the benfits.
Well there is the lack of infrastructure, clean water, corruption, and other little details, but hey, can't be worse than rebuilding Iraq, and we don't have to go half way around the world to do it. And I think the Mexicans would actually appreciate our efforts.
Just a random thought, but ya never know, it might work!