March 31, 2006

Let's offer to buy Baja California from Mexico

I've been floating this one for some time, let me know what you think.

How did the US become the US, in terms of geography? Well, after invading and unethically stealing the land away from the native population, we went out and legitimately bought land. Louisiana Purchase, Seward's Folly, etc etc.

Well, who says we can't do that again?

Let's offer to buy Baja


I figure we've got about 20 Million illegal Mexican immigrants in our country today. There are about 2.5 Million Mexicans living in Baja. Mexico's debt burden is a crushing $173 Billion.

So here's my proposal. We buy Baja for say $300 Billion. Mexico has no debt, and can spend the retired debt service money and additional funds on services for their people, business development and infrastructure - thus getting them out of the rut they'll never get out of otherwise and stimulating their economy.

The people of Baja at time of purchase (2 years + of proven residence) get dual citizenships. The illegal Mexicans here will be encouraged to move to Baja to help build what we'll build there - jobs will be plentiful, where they definitely will not be here (post-bubble). We offer a process for ALL Mexicans where they can immigrate to the US LEGALLY after going through the legal process - mainland or Baja.

We get Baja and we build the heck out of it, stimulating OUR economy. Ports, pipelines, LNG plants, refineries, factories, tourist meccas, homes, etc. We break up California into three states - New Baja California, Southern California and Northern California.

Many details of course to work out, but start with the concept. Someone's gotta figure our way out of this mess. Here's a start.


And of course, the closed minded weirdo crowd will rip on this for being racist, as they do any ideas when it comes to solving the Mexico problem.



22 comments:

Dogcrap Green said...

Next we can setup camps in Rohde Island where all our Jews can go. Think of the problems that will solve!!!!

The big question is,. Is there an island we can buy to house the black population?

Dogcrap Green said...

I heard London has a serious problem with foriengers stealing jobs and drinking their beer.

Kieth what is perspective on this problem? Should the foriengers be shot, jail, or sent to Mexico?

aeronet_412 said...

Instead of just Baja, lets throw in a couple of US states to sweeten the deal: California, New Mexico, and Arizona for starters. It will be an intermediate state between the US proper and old mexico and will be under the sovereign control of Latinos. US citizens can immigrate to there if they want. The new state shall be named "Aztlan". It will be a homeland for "La Raza".

aeronet_412 said...

Since we are adjusting the map along socio-economic lines ( it is not racial dammit! ) lets buy a country in Africa, we can name it something like Liberia. Then all people who fall into a certain socio-econonomic class will be removed there because it will be cheaper for the rest of us not to pay for their welfare and crack babies. We can just ammend the constitution or re-interpret some ammendments to the constitution to justify this. Since some white people will end up there and some blacks can stay, we can be certain this is not racist.

keith said...

missing the point folks. we buy baja and US citizens can move there. we're not forcing anyone to live there.

tgottsch said...

Is Baja really worth that much?

In any case, the US should do it now while the dollar is still worth anything. Would certainly help Mexico's financial state of affairs, if only temporarily unless they can get a grip on their spending. Too bad they can't print money like we can.

Speaking of economic gain - there is no shortage of investment demand for Baja (just look at Rocky Point, as anyone in Phoenix can attest). But the Mexican government has been unable to provide the kind of stability and security that attracts money down there. No one wants to pay off bribes to the Federales as they drive down to their favorite Baja resort.

tgottsch said...

BTW - there is nothing racist about deporting illegals. Please look up the definition of 'illegal' sometime.

keith said...

get the corrupt mexican government and federales out of baja and watch what the good ol usa could do with that land

goldmine

aeronet_412 said...

The US government has proven to be awfully corrupt. Get the corrupt US government and federals out of California Arizona Texas and New mexico and watch what the good ol latinos could do with that land

goldmine

tgottsch said...

I think everyone can easily see what the Mexican govt has done with their land, resources and economic system, which is why millions of illegals flee Mexico to come to the US for work.

But much of Latin American is in the same boat.

jack mehoff said...

I live in Baja and hate your idea. Baja would become another Southern California under your plan. Today, there are fewer Mexicans in Baja than in Southern California. Ironic, but true. And the local's who haven't fled north are generally happy and hard working. The US border is a filter which seems to attract the unhappy, failed populations of Mexico. I say we keep it that way.

gerlando_sciascia said...

I knew the race pimps would pull out the race card. Then you have these pot-smoking morons who think the US is more corrupt than Mexico. Mexico has more natural resources than almost any country in the world and people are fleeing like there's a plague. Only an idiot can't see what's going on down there.

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Joe Logic said...

Why just Baja? Why not just buy the whole country of Mexico?

Now that they are citizens of the US, now they start paying taxes like everyone else. Vicente Fox gets a cabinet position and title, like Secretary of Mexican Affairs. US citizens can now more freely move hotspots like Cancun and set up businesses.

Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1848 said...

"Why just Baja? Why not just buy the whole country of Mexico? Why just Baja? Why not just buy the whole country of Mexico? "

What makes you so sure they would want to become citizens and take on our debt obligations of 40 Trillion, or $136,000. per citizen. I think Mexico is better off in their current situation. If some of the doom and gloom scenarios come to pass, we will see a reverse migration. I plan to go to Ecuador if the sh*t ever hits the fan.

g5man said...

We are buying Baja. I just back from San Felipe. Americans are buying 12,000sq feet of Mexican desert for $20000 and then building houses on them. In one year one development sold over 900 lots. The housing bubble is in full swing across the border. Those poor suckers

Anton Chernov said...
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gerlando_sciascia said...

It's racist to even talk about buying Baja. Whitey is the devil

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