The U.S. poverty rate is now the third worst among the developed nations tracked by the OECD (Image: flickrSource: OECD)

Household participation in the food stamp program has increased 20.28% since last year (Source: Department of Agriculture)

The number of Americans on food stamps surpassed 41 million for the first time ever in June    (Source: Department of Agriculture)

 As of June, the number of Americans on food stamps had set a new all-time record for 19 consecutive months   (Source: Department of Agriculture)

One out of every six Americans is now being served by at least one government anti-poverty program (Source: USA Today)

More than 50 million Americans are now on Medicaid,  the U.S. government health care program designed principally to help the  poor ( flickrSource: USA Today )

One out of every seven mortgages in the United States was either delinquent or in foreclosure during the first quarter of 2010 (Source: Mortgage Bankers Association)

Nearly 10 million Americans now receive unemployment insurance, which is almost four times as many as in 2007 (Source: USA Today)

The number of Americans receiving long-term unemployment benefits has risen over 60 percent in just the past year (flickrSource: CNBC)

As the poor get poorer, we all know who gets richer:


The U.S. poverty rate is now the third worst among the developed nations tracked by the OECD (Image: flickrSource: OECD)


Household participation in the food stamp program has increased 20.28% since last year (Source: Department of Agriculture)

The number of Americans on food stamps surpassed 41 million for the first time ever in June    (Source: Department of Agriculture)


As of June, the number of Americans on food stamps had set a new all-time record for 19 consecutive months   (Source: Department of Agriculture)

One out of every six Americans is now being served by at least one government anti-poverty program (Source: USA Today)

More than 50 million Americans are now on Medicaid, the U.S. government health care program designed principally to help the poor ( flickrSource: USA Today )

One out of every seven mortgages in the United States was either delinquent or in foreclosure during the first quarter of 2010 (Source: Mortgage Bankers Association)


Nearly 10 million Americans now receive unemployment insurance, which is almost four times as many as in 2007 (Source: USA Today)

The number of Americans receiving long-term unemployment benefits has risen over 60 percent in just the past year (flickrSource: CNBC)

As the poor get poorer, we all know who gets richer:


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