Arianna appeared on CNN's "Your Bottom Line," to discuss the growth of "safety net" benefits like food stamps and Medicaid.
"It's a sign of what a terrible state our economy is and how the impact of the financial disaster is still being felt very widely," she said. "Food stamps, for example, are no longer just for people who are out of work, a lot of families are supplementing their income with food stamps."
She also discussed how this shift has affected socioeconomic mobility.
"There is something fundamental happening which is the downtown mobility trend in America which is the exact opposite of the american dream which immigrants like me were the beneficiaries of," she said.
Watch the clip below, courtesy of CNN.