In addition, we [the U. S. FedGov] need to think about what taxes to raise, whether we sell land, whether we acquire nation-states or territories (Africa states? Siberian land?), whether we merge with Canada to form a more robust (and energy independent) mega-nation. These are the big issues of US restructuring. And they are all on the table. Except they are not.[Emphasis mine] Maybe it's supposed to be humor? Or did I miss the merge/expansion talks?
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