Because why have a nice, sunny morning? We probably can't afford those anymore, anyhow.
H/T AoSHQ Headlines:
Primed by the financial meltdown; took off like a rocket in January 2009, and is now reaching for the stars. Over 44 million on the rolls (somewhere around 14.3% of the population), which is about 14 million or so more than when this administration took office. The graph is sufficiently grim and depressing on its own to make further commentary largely unnecessary, but I will add one sardonic comment. If current conditions are what the White House considers to be "our economic recovery," then let me be clear: You're Doing It Wrong.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: Benefits are down, too. A little counter-intuitive, given that the time frame is the Democratic party's control of the government... no, wait, in that case it's not counter-intuitive at all.