First, a new jobs report showed that the unemployment rate remained virtually unchanged at 9.1 percent. And in other news a new poll out by CNN showed that only 14 percent of Americans approve of the way Congress is handling their own jobs. It marked the lowest-ever rating for the House.
Maloney’s message? She gets it.
“Recent polls have sent a clear message to Washington that the American people are losing confidence in their government,” she said in a statement “And in the past 24 hours, markets all around the world have stamped that message ‘urgent.’ It’s time for Congress to come together to solve our problems, instead of creating new ones. Job creation needs to be job number one for Congress. The rest is noise. I hear that message loud and clear. And I agree.”
Maloney’s own job is likely safe. She beat an aggressive challenge by Reshma Saujani by 60 points in 2010.
The rest of Maloney’s statement is below:
“Today’s announcement that 117,000 jobs were added to the economy in July was better than expected – but our current unemployment rate is a sobering reminder of just how fragile our economic recovery continues to be.
“Recent economic indicators should serve as a red-flag warning that the bitter wrangling and endless gridlock in Congress comes with a real-world consequences and real-world costs.
“The weak consumer spending we have seen also makes it clear that cutting off the stimulative effect of federal spending too quickly, too deeply, and too recklessly will only delay recovery, slow growth, kill jobs, and make it even harder to solve our long-term deficit problems.”
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