Why do Mexican politicians like to move to US so much?

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Why do Mexican politicians like to move to US so much?

canadiana
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Yeah people say to launder their bribe $ but they can still access it.You would think they would want to stay in Mexico where they can have their $50 million mansion[those are far and few between in US]a system,culture and language to their liking,its cheaper to live and weather better and most of all they have more power and can always get their way.You would think they would have pride serving their country[but maybe not] or is it a guilty conscience or running away from something?Any opinions on this?
DD
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DD
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You wanted opinions.  OK, here goes.  Some go to the US to live when they leave office because they don't want to be reminded everyday everywhere they look at the mess they left in Mexico and some because they were not too popular in their home country and felt more secure in US.  (Calderon and Zedillo)  Others of lesser stature went to US in attempt to escape future prosecution.  
Of course they don't all go to US.  Salinas needed a place to hide.  Cuba and Ireland were more suitable to maintaining a low profile than the US.  Fox, for all his faults, stayed in Mexcio because in my opinion he truly loves the Mexican people and the Mexican culture.  (and with his big ego, in the back of his mind he may think that he is smarter than everyone else in Mexico and therefore he can make  lot of money.)  And I think he enjoys being a "elder statesman".
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Mtz
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They like it , because its safe. They can rise their families. Politicos in Mexico become very rich. America politicos get rich also, but must say the Mexican politico know how to make  money, not just a million, but Millions. Our politicos could take some lessons from them.
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canadiana
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I would have thought theyd be safe as some of the 'bad' money is funneled up to them and they may shut those bad guys down if they get a kidnapping or robbery in their family.Im sure this has happened that they are taking a cut from the bad guys kidnappings and then it happens to their family[guess they get a cut of that too how ironic].Is it 'what goes around comes around' or live by the sword,die by the sword?.Then they would know how it feels for the average Mexican joe.Dont they have big $ for bodyguards so it would be automatically safer for them than the average Mexican citizen?
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Maddy
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And to get one to pay you is hard also. When you charge them it hurts them to open their wallets. But their stuffed with cash.
" Es más chíngon el chapó que el gobierno mexicano"
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tuSancho
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lots of good but lengthy answers.  i think the simple answer is the same for all who seek to live in the USA... it is better than where they came from.  given the choice, most folks would chose the USA over Mexico.
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canadiana
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And I would choose Mexico over USA .
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