Retired people aren't "giving up". They just done working. As far as the people who are not working, it is because they don't want to work. I don't personally know one person who is out of a job and can't get work. I guess it is Obama's fault if some people are lazy. What ever the right wing blow-hards say, I am happy that the economy is doing better than it was when bush left office. Some people hate Obama so much that they want America to fail. What a sad group.