Benefits to joining as a state outweigh the benefits of independence. It frees up red tape that would otherwise bind economic growth. Join us and together we can build a more prosperous union. Also for anyone arguing against, it doesn’t make sense not to help them with their debt! When the United States was formed, Thomas Jefferson had the same concern about the debt caused by the American revolution. However that’s why we have a federal reserve and federal banks to help each other out and in the end it makes us a more prosperous union. Also isn’t it heartless not to help people that are in a poorer situation?