It’s true, I know people who could get jobs at any time but choose to stay on the dole.
I just don't understand this economy, and I think Obama understands it even less. I have a friend who is commercial/industrial electrical contractor. He has been looking for employees for the last 8-10 months, and says he will take anyone who is breathing at this point - forget about finding anyone with good experience. His problem - few people want to be a journeyman and spend what could be years learning a trade, no one wants "low," but reasonable pay (compared to their utter lack of skills), and no one wants to show up on time to work.
Jumping on the bandwagon too huh?
Most people out of work are not out of work by choice ... some may very well be ... but others are not out by choice. To blame anyone for being out of work as being their own fault is completely stupid and ignorant.
Most people who lost their jobs because of the economic downturn were tax payers and some still are tax payers.