The jobless rate is (as of this writing) at its lowest by percentage since 2000. This is good, but we can decrease the number of jobless people. There are very many jobs out there, but no one is stepping up and taking those jobs because they can literally get more by utilizing (abusing) the unemployment system. The unemployment system, it was put in place for a reason, but anyone with the instinct to survive (and we were all born with that instinct ), and the willingness to use that instinct (which many have lost) would push us to take whatever employment was available, so as citizens of this great Republic we can provide something for ourselves while looking for “better” employment. At the same time we will be saving our country billions of dollars in benefits paid out and while generating an increase in the tax base, preventing the rest of the hard working population from having to fund those who have lost the desire to help bear the burden of their economic situation themselves. Granted there are many who cannot work and we must help each other; but if an individual can work he/she should.