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since 2008 and that recession the debt to GDP ratio has been dropping.

Not so sure about those numbers.

When I researched it, I'm seeing the following values:

2008: debt $10 T, gdp 14.2 T (ratio 70%)

2012: debt $16.4 T, gdp 15.83 (ratio 104%)

So debt during the President's first term went up 64% (64% !!!!)
while gdp only went up 11 %.

And while there is no question debt is going to continue to climb rapidly for at least the next 4 years, the outlook for gdp growth isn't so good. So the horrific current ratio will just be that much more atrocious after four more years.
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