The inhabitants of the island of Cuba need SERIOUS economic REFORM ! The wages earned by mostly every single citizen in Cuba is OUTRAGEOUSLY low, and in the United State of America and just about any other high-powered nation in the world, it would be considered inhumane. Making Cuba a U.S state, just like Puerto Rico, would ease the lives of MILLIONS and even enhance OUR economy as they will be providing a HEAVY load of workforce. You have private-licensed taxi-drivers in Havana making more than DOCTORS whom work long hours providing life-saving practices on people. It is an UTTER necessity that these people receive support from the GREATEST NATION ON EARTH, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. We have to set a global example of aid and support, for other nations to follow on the Western Hemisphere. Thank you & Good day !
It can not be a state immediately nor )Puerto Rico maybe) but with lots of American and foreign investment and people moving to Puerto Rico and Cuba it would example Florida has 20 million + people and I know a lot of newcomers, Americans, snowbirds immigrants and other will come to the islands and with 30 -50 years of being a territory of the us it could become the 52 or 51 state because PR would most likely 51 maybe Screw communism and the Castro Regime USA
With the Castro regime nearly over, Cuba is going to be looking for a new government. Most Cuban citizens are not fond of Communism and with recent tensions between the US and Cuba warming up they may look towards statehood as a possibility in the future. Not to mention becoming a US state would mean BIG, I mean REALLY REALLY BIG investment as it would become the new vacation destination hot-spot. Just look how much tourism boomed after Hawaii became a state. Not only will tourism increase but American companies would see Cuba as a new market and invest which would boost Cuba's economy greatly.
We have historical ties with Cuba. The possibility is there to make it an economic power-house. With the tourism and natural resources, they could build wonderful hotels and restaurants while painting the the 1950s ambience. I have spoken with many of cuban-american friends and they all want Cuba to become a state
Cuba is about 90 miles from Florida, so that makes it one of the closest islands to mainland USA. It would have a great tourism economy, and it has resources like nickel and crude oil which we could use and sell to other countries. I think we should be open to the idea because it could actually be feasible and might even work out. Someone who posted in the no category said no because we would have to spend a lot of money to strengthen their infrastructure, and while that may be true I don't think that it will actually be that much. They also mentioned something about the social well fare that would have to be sent down there, but that opens up a whole new can of worms. We already need to overhaul social welfare and this may just be the platform to do it. Plus many cuban citizens actually work and when minimum wage and things like that are applied to them I don't think social welfare will be that big of an issue. We should not force them to become a state, but if they vote on it and it passes, then I think we should let them become the 51st state.
The time has come to end the brutal dictatorship of the Castro family and bring freedom, democracy, prosperity, and elected government to all Cubans. They deserve it. Not only would tourism flourish in Cuba but tremendous industry and services would bring in tremendous economic benefits. The time has come for bringing the American Dream to millions of more people.
Cuba should be offered the opportunity to become a state with the other 50 here in our country, but only if they want to. Mr. Castro & his people know what they want & it should be up to them to choose if they want to remain their own country or become a state & change to our ways. However they choose, we should respect their choice & let them live by their own choosing.
We should totally offer Cuba statehood! It would be wonderful for the Cubans' and it would make an awesome contribution to the U.S.A. Plus if they don't want to have economic prosperity then, who cares? Their choice. What do you guys think about this. I mean I think it is a truly wonderful idea.
The U.S. Needs to expand. The USA reached the agreement apex of its power after expanding from east to west. Closer ties with Canada and Mexico and Latin America would create the model of a 21st century power house. Perhaps an Americas Union similar to that found in Europe. As for Israel and Palestine these counties should find there own way and relations should stay at today's level. The USA has the leadership and knowledge to unite the entire American continant. One United continent would be unstoppable on the world stage and impossible to destroy from without. Existing goverernments could exist as they are with borders maintained just as they are in Europe. The only thing that slows the USA down is its one foot in the past trying to sort old work issues out and projecting its power at nations who do not share common ancestry. Good luck and God bless the USA
We should offer to Cuba. It would help the people of Cuba and the US. If Cubans don't want statehood, then it's their loss. But it would be dumb of the USA not to offer. The worst that could happen is they say no. Plus, if they reject it shows we are still reaching out to Cuba.
I think that before the US starts adding on new land to itself that it should better the land that it currently possesses. Cuba does not even hold any significant resources anyway and it could be a waste of time not to mention what they did to us during the Cold War.
America cannot afford to reconstruct a dilapidated nation with a small economy and extreme poverty. America's current overseas territories are relics from the past and don't serve any meaningful national need. Adding Cuba would be a backwards step. Finally, it would meet with significant indigenous popular resistance due to America and Cuba's past relationship.
No, Cuba should not become a U.S. State. I believe that the United States has enough to contend with without biting off more by trying to force statehood on another country.
Cuba has it's fair share of problems and troubles but I believe that the United States has no business there.
Cuba bad, Burn us down, They hate us, We don't like them, we might as well give up on life if we let Cuba become a state, I mean the economy is already down in flames, Why not try to fix stuff here in our own country to make life's better here than to destroy them. THANKS OBOMA
USAmerica was founded as a nation built on freedom, self determination and anti-imperialism. To outright annex a nation that doesn't want to join our own is to sell out what our country is all about. Cuba has their own proud culture, traditions and ideologies. Most of which are counter to our ideologies of individualism and individual freedom. If Cuban culture radically changes and they become a more individualistic society, then go ahead. Let them vote themselves into the Union. But outright annexing them is against both what Cuba and America is all about.
Amerika...Leave Cuba alone. It does not need your paternal posturing. Your Imperialist attitude. Your militaristic culture. Uncle Sam is a backstabbing behemoth. Look at what amerika did to The Phillipines, Mexico...Canada. The united states needs to mind it's own business and stop trying to reshape the world in it's own mongoloid image.
Havana doesn't need black Fridays or multiple macdonalds or kfc's . The Cubans are poor by Americas standards but they value and share what they do have. The vast majority of tourists wish that they had such a slow and socially cohesive way of life. China is still communist but we economically choose to ignore this despite human rights abuse. America took Hawaii, paradise lost, !. A plethora of hotels and shopping malls on the coast, all's well,! Kiss your history goodbye cuba, uncle sam's on the way!
Look at history, and their economic state. We don't have efficient resources to properly feed our poverty and homeless children, but we send those resources to other countries often and add to our already growing debt. If we take of Cuba as a state... Not only will there be almost no benefit economically to our country, but we would spend a lot of time and resources trying to fix it. Which they really shouldn't get from us because of past relations. The only benefit that they pose are voters and reunite family members that came here illegally.