No jobs - Can't work! In the current economy, how is one supposed to work for their welfare money, if there are no jobs to be had. I understand that one could take a lower paying position, if someone unemployed accepted a lower paying position, welfare should be available to them. Unfortunately, the requirements for assistance are such that one may not qualify for assistance if they accepted a lower paying position. Many people who have become unemployed have already given up homes they were unable to make the payments on. Should we demand that they give up what little welfare they may recieve. I say, if we want them to work, fine - but give them assistance to get back on thier "feet" so to speak. Losing a job is hard, trying to find another can be daunting, in the meantime these people are without a substantial income. Many have no insurance for self or family. If they are made to work for their welfare, then they should be offered low cost or no cost insurance also. Maybe companies should be made to work all employees full time - so they have to offer benefits - unfortunately - this might cause more unemployment, as many companies are not willing to hire full time employees because they don't want the expense of offering benefits. What if those who have been unemployed for more than 1 year are sent back to school to train in a field that is in demand? Those who are unemployed should be required to look for work, but they shouldn't be required to accept jobs in which they cannot make enough money to pay thier bills.