Seems like every statistic lately points to the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer . . . but this still SUCKS. According to the Department of Agriculture, nearly 15% of the U.S. population now is depending on food stamps.  That's one in seven Americans, or 45.9 million people total.

And it seems as if things are getting WORSE, not better.  Food stamp usage is up 8.1% in 2012, and looks like it's going to keep increasing through 2013. Mississippi has the most people . . . 21%.  That's one in five people in Mississippi relying on food stamps. Yikes.

That one-in-five number is also the case in New Mexico, Tennessee, Oregon, and Louisiana. Wyoming has the fewest people using food stamps, at 6%.  New Hampshire, North Dakota, Colorado, and New Jersey are all under 9%.  Nebraska and Minnesota are just under 10%.  Every other state is in double digits.