The quote is from "Glenn Grothman on how speaking his mind has helped his political career." (Capital Times, 8/24/2014)
The numbers are accurate.....
There is a reason why the numbers spiked after 2008. The Great Recession.
And for many Americans household, the so-called recovery has had a negligible effect on their lives.
Most US workers have not recovered. (The Hill, 5/29/2014)
But they're still leeches in Grothman's world. Sometime during the month of May total U.S. employment reached its pre-recession level -- an important milestone in the economy’s recovery from the financial crisis and the Great Recession. Although cause for celebration, a closer look finds that most American workers and their families have still not recovered from the losses they suffered as a consequence of the financial crisis and subsequent recession. In fact, many of them may never fully recover.
Compassion is not a world in Grothman's vocabulary.