Your Job, Your Life 2011

CNBC Poll: Is Government Doing Enough To Create Jobs?
Your Job, Your Life - A CNBC Special Report

Uncle Sam has spent hundreds of billions of dollars on unemployment benefits over the past few years—more than any time since the Great Depression.

Some say it has been a lifeline for the long-term unemployed, who've seen little job growth. Others say it has kept people from re-entering the job market, allowing them to wait out the slow recovery.

Where do you stand on the question?