The employment argument is always convoluted from the Right. The mere fact that unemployment is down is never a cause for celebration for them...unless they're the ones who can claim the moved they unemployment figures southward.
Now, if given the choice I, too, would much rather more people are working full-time for better pay, but for some people even a small victory isn't good enough. So, tell me what would you rather have: more people working even part-time so they can depend more on their own labor to move themselves forward or more people continuing to say "screw it...working part-time isn't worth it. I'd rather cheat and keep the welfare check"?