From my position in Texas, we want a prosperous and very healthy Mexico. We want consumers and visitors who spend their money in Texas. We want to export to Mexico. Unfortunately, we don't have a neighbor like that.
Jeffrey Schmidt is a 24-year veteran of politics and public affairs. He consults with corporate clients on federal and state tax and regulation issues and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Like me, he has many friends and reasons to see Mexico succeed.
Check out Mexico Needs Reform, Not Mass Emigration:
"It is high time for the United States to pursue an honest policy toward Mexico, one that openly identifies a government-dominated economy and corruption as the primary culprits in the illegal immigration crisis. Mexicans deserve to know why their economy has failed and how that failure has hurt them."
Mexico has failed Mexicans. It's time for our southern neighbor to realize its potential.
It won't happen until Mexicans hold their government accountable and responsible for the nation's well being.
This is why so many of us want to force Mexico to reform itself.
Speaking of PEMEX, I found Whither PEMEX? by Allan Wall very interesting:
"Mexico's oil must be privatized by its own leadership. When a Mexican politician courageously articulates the case for petroleum privatization, based on Mexican interests, real change may be at hand."