Yea team!  The U.S. is setting new records.  Bloomberg:  “The number of Americans receiving food stamps rose to a record 41.8 million in July as the jobless rate hovered near a 27-year high, the government said.”  See “Gingrich brands Democrats ‘party of food stamps’ “Suburbs take hit as US poverty climbs in downturn” and “NY seeks to ban sugary drinks from food stamp buys.”

Another record – “New Yorkers’ Income Falls for 1st Time in 70 Years.”