Please check out the chart at the blog posting above. This folks is how the Administration claims the unemployment rate is 8.3%. They just simply stopped counting people (more like 11.5% if you actually count the entire workforce). Look at how the curve begins it’s steep decent the moment Obama took office.
Only in the fevered minds of Democrats in Washington are fewer people actively producing, paying taxes and providing for themselves and their families a good thing. I also find the retirement argument without merit. More and more seasoned citizens I know are staying in the workforce longer to make their savings stretch to cover the major hit many of them took in 2009.