I'm of a slightly different mindset then some here. When I look at a certain board in Times Square here in NYC, I see that our national debt is in the 9 trilllion mark; not to make it sound like a sick joke, but I've heard that even some millionaires have trouble imagining that collosal amount of money. It's obviously contributing to our weak dollar (last estimate is that 1 Euro is worth $1.57 & steadily climbing), & I believe that it's s contributing factor to our weak economy & the reason jobs are moving overseas.
According to what I read on the main page regarding your plan, we export $700 billion to these foreign (& unstable) regimes for their oil. How much realistically could we save under this plan & reduce our debt? As important, how much would it be paid off per year? Is $700 billion a realistic number, $200 billion, dare I hope that it could be all paid off in a 10 year timeframe? Neither presidential candidate has talked about this except in terms of lowering the interest on said debt, this worries me. So far, it seems that the only reason other countries aren't "pulling the rug from under us" is that we (Americans) by & large are the biggest or one of the biggest markets. What if this changes (very likely since China & India are buying & competing at record paces)? The bigger our reliance is on others the less stable our future (the country & it's peoples) becomes.
One aside, I would love for someone to post this topic to both candidates. They can't avoid something that's directly asked to them