To put these numbers in perspective, the US only has 300 million people.
Bloomberg News reports:
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who are receiving food stamps rose to a record 40.8 million in May as the jobless rate hovered near a 27-year high, the government reported yesterday.
An average of 40.5 million people, more than an eighth of the population, will get food stamps each month in the year that began Oct. 1, according to White House estimates.
The figure is projected to rise to 43.3 million in 2011.
This is a total failure of the welfare-warfare state.
We are rapidly approaching the economic apocalypse. The US will be coming to an end shortly, but not before our criminal leaders embroil us in a third world war.
They know they are going down and they are determined to drag the rest of the world down with them.
Government is the cause of this disaster; greedy corporations are a by-product of government subsidizing corporate America. The corporatocracy could not exist without the violent force of government.
Corporations use the power of government to violently loot the public and redistribute wealth to themselves in the form of kickbacks, government contracts, subsidies, and endless regulations that hinder competition.
Government is the corporate gun.
Government is the root of all evil.
Government is the violent looter.
Government takes from the innocent and gives to the inept and guilty.
Government claims benevolence for the poor while sending them off to die in foreign wars.
As government has grown, the wealth disparity between the political/investment class and the working class has increased exponentially.
As government has grown, the number of people imprisoned or supervised has reached nearly 3% of our population.
Government is not your friend.