There is quite a difference between "having the opportunity to have more liesure time" and having your hours and pay cut by 25% against your will by a company trying to avoid government penalties for having the audacity to provide full time employment. There i s more to work than a paycheck. Some of us actually enjoy and take pride in our work. We also don't trust the government to provide for us without strings attached and so we chose to provide for our own futures and those of our children. There are two types of people who see limitting employment as a good thing. There are those who have no pride in their profession who would prefer to be a non productive polyp on society, and those who wish to control them for their own gain. Both are selfish assholes. Expecting others to support you simply because you don't want to indicates a lack of self worth and exploiting others for personal gain USED to be considered morally deficient and should be still. But it has become the norm. I expect a further separation of classes to develop over the next few years where those who do work refuse to pay taxes to a government that uses our money to buy the support of what will be a reviled underclass of the selfish and lazy who the working class will increasingly turn their backs on and abandon as a lost cause. The tension in the power struggle will increase between the working class and the government until government tries to reenforce it's perceived power by force before being over run by the working class. My only hope is that the violence is limited. The real shame is that for all the advancement in civil rights the lazy and stupid are selling themselves back in to the comfort of slavery on purpose, in which case they deserve it.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville