Funny, I can't speak for all Texans but there are many of us that can imagine a Texas without the US more and more everyday.
We could take Mexico in a fight so that would not be a problem. The added bonus of my taxes dropping 20% would be great as well.
Texas sends about $1.6 million more to Washington than it gets from Washington (the only red state which sends more than it receives). This works out to $.06 per resident...assuming that 50% of residents do not pay any taxes that would mean a refund of $.12 annually. I think most of the rest of the US would gladly pay every tax payer in Texas 12 cents a year to no longer call themselves Americans...hell I would gladly foot the bill for 10,000 Texans every year my self. Of course the number of illegal residents swimming the Sabine and Red Rivers to escape the hell hole that is Texas coupled with the federal aid the good people of California and Massachussets would have to send to Texas to keep them from becoming Mexico's bitch would cost us a whole lot more than 12 cents per taxpayer.
Just out of curiosity how ya'll going to defeat Mexico? When ya'll secede all of the national guard equipment that was given to Texas is going with the US...