You have to think about the people themselves and what they're going through. In this tough economy, people will take any type of job. There are college grads. working min. wage jobs because they can't find anything else. People are even enlisting in the military because THEY NEED A JOB! Obviously, it's extremely embarrassing but one could make the argument that one needs income regardless of what it is or people will hate you for just being unemployed. Second, some smart people have reached a dead end in their lives to the point where they've given up due to a lack of resources like a good family, connections, real friends, a car, etc. It's true.
You hear the stories about people losing everything they've owned. As a result, people deplete their savings and are homelessness and hungry in the end. It's real but people don't want to accept it.
As I said before, not everyone has it good in America. Some people have to work their butts off to reach the top from the bottom and the bottom is dirty!
It's all about money.