This sounds familiar, so I've probably heard it before, but seeing it in print makes a stronger impression on me:
"In the 1970s, one in 50 Americans were on food stamps-- today that figure is one in seven."
Well, I'm sure no bad can come of that.
(Quotation from this story: USDA uses Spanish soap operas to push food stamps among non-citizens, citizens. ...Which makes you wonder, if one in seven Americans are currently on food stamps, how many non-citizen residents are, too...)