"The very foundations of the U.S. economy have rotted away and we now find ourselves on the verge of an economic collapse. Already, millions upon millions of Americans are slipping out of the middle class and into the devastating grip of poverty. Statistic after statistic proves that the middle class in the United States is shrinking month after month after month."
Backing the above claim, this site presents 15 current indicators. Among them, "45 million Americans were living in poverty in 2009; U.S. poverty rate is now the third worst among the developed nations; Americans on food stamps surpassed 41 million; as of June,2010 the number of Americans on food stamps had set a new all-time record for 19 consecutive months; one out of every six Americans is now being served by at least one government anti-poverty program; more than 50 million Americans are now on Medicaid, the program designed for the poor; one out of every five children in the United States is now living in poverty" - Economic Collapse