WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a recent New York Times/CBS poll, only eight percent – yes, eight percent – of the American people want the members of this Congress re-elected. And 81 percent believe the lawmakers should not be re-elected.
"The New York Times poll is the worst possible news for professional politicians, but it's actually great news for the 31 million Americans idled by this Grave Recession," said Rick Sloan, acting executive director of Ur Union of Unemployed, or UCubed. "Only by addressing our nation's jobs crisis can members of Congress save their own jobs. And only by enacting a bold, broad and bipartisan jobs bill – a bill that directly puts Americans back to work – will they lower the voters' anger.
"This poll serves as a WARN notice to elected officials. They have 100 days until the scheduled congressional recess in August. If jobless Americans are not called back to work or offered jobs by the government by then, the politicians should start revising their resumes," said Sloan. "November 2nd will see voters firing incumbents left and right."
Ur Union of Unemployed, or UCubed, is a community service project of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) designed to assist the millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans, and to provide them with a structure that allows them to take advantage of their growing numbers. For more information, visit Ur Union of Unemployed.
SOURCE International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers