Last year I got laid off from my job. I signed up for the unemployment benefits and was okayed. I then signed back up for school to finish my degree about a month later. That is when I received a call saying that since I am now in school, I am no longer eligible for unemployment. The 8-10 other guys that got laid off with me (that I still keep in touch with) are all sitting on their couches doing nothing and getting extension after extension. So, it seems that in both cases they are rewarding laziness.
As far as you getting paid for sitting on your butt in a country club, I'm happy for you. You probably worked hard to get a job that allows you to do that. It's called the American dream and I am happy for anyone who can live it. As long as they don't demand that other people's taxes pay for it.