Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Republic of Texas, a subsidiary of the People's Republic of China

You know how Right wing nut jobs like to talk about Texas seceding? Here are the fun facts.

- They've got all the oil. No Big Oil has all the oil, unless they are going to 'nationalize the oil', can you say redneck commies? If they raise the price, everybody including the US will just go elsewhere. 

- Texas is the only 'Confederate' state that even comes close to paying as much into the Federal government as they  get back. Some of them get a $1.40 back for every $1 they pay in.

- Texas is gets a huge share of its economy from the US military bases that would be gone, or they'd have to pay for the bases themselves.

- Disaster Relief for the next hurricane? Guess they'd have to start pulling themselves up by their bootstraps. 

- How about Mexico? Mexico has a navy, and could be provoked by the predictable treatment of Mexican nationals by the unbridled Texans. Those Gulf of Mexico oil rigs will become Mexican oil rigs, the Texas Bass Boat Fleet probably won't have much effect.

- Then there's China. they already own most of Texas oil. What can we say about that?

- This is an abbreviated list of the problems facing the Republic of Texas as Global Warming turns the state into desert. If they're lucky, Mexico will take them back. Twitter @BruceEnberg


Dave said...

Mexico would take Texas back all right. That former state's currency would become the peso and its official language Spanish.

Oh and all you former citizens of the United States won't have any legal protections except the ones provide by Mexico to an occupied territory. If you don't like that, they'll just shoot you.