The issue is not what the gdp ratio was between presidencies what I sad was that it was viable and stable still. Note if you take a look at some of the charts on wiki the debt to gdp ratio was absolutely massive in the 50s. Also I thought the vast majority of debt belonged to the republican administrations in the decades before obama.
Weird I though the recession was announced at the beginning of the obama administration. Your talking abut a different recession. Are you seriously arguing that the current depression was preempted and stabilized before anyone knew it was happening?Stabilizing the U.S. Economy occurred in 2008 with the passing of TARP